Lions, considered the king of the jungle, are formidable hunters and the largest big cat in Africa. Lions are the only large cats that live and hunt in groups (called prides).
Sadly, wild lion populations face a risk of extinction from numerous threats including habitat loss due to encroachment by humans.
With it still deemed legal in some countries to shoot lions for 'sport', these big cats remain a target for trophy hunters.
Lions also suffer in captivity with Born Free's big cat santuaries now home to numerous lions rescued from terrible conditions.
Help care for a wild animal and you'll receive an exclusive adoption pack containing a soft toy, animal story, species fact sheet, certificate and glossy photo. Plus, you'll also receive our Adopt magazine twice a year with updates on all our wildlife adoptions – perfect for animal lovers.
Funds from your adoption will help care for rescued lions at our big cat santuaries in Africa and also support conservation efforts to protect wild lion populations. You can make a difference to a wild animal by adopting one of our lions below.