World Lion Day is celebrated every year on 10 August. The day is observed around the world to raise awareness about lions and the urgent need to work towards their conservation.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in its Red List of Threatened Species has listed lions as a vulnerable species. Currently, there are about 30,000 to 1,00,000 lions left on earth, reported NewsOnAIR. Hence, it is quite necessary to preserve and protect their natural habitat and work for their safety.

However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded India’s conservation efforts and noted there has been a steady increase in the Asiatic Lion population over the years.

Taking to Twitter, the PM said, “The lion is majestic and courageous. India is proud to be home to the Asiatic Lion. On World Lion Day, I convey my greetings to all those passionate about lion conservation. It would make you happy that the last few years have seen a steady increase in India’s lion population.”

People from across the globe took to Twitter to commemorate the day virtually, sharing pictures and videos of the ‘King of Jungle’.

Take a look!

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