Big Cat Nap
Sit back, put your paws up and do nothing for Born Free!
Laura Gosset, Born Free’s Education Manager, says: “Big cats in the wild can sleep up to 23 hours a day and many domestic pets are not far behind their wild cousins, spending the majority of their time snoozing in a favourite spot! With just 20,000 lions left in the wild today, events like the Big Cat Nap are vital to help spread awareness of their plight, as well as raise vital funds.”
(c) Norman Rayner
IN SCHOOL: SPONSORED SILENCE
Can your class remain silent for 60 minutes? Or even longer? Read, draw or even nap during your class’s sponsored silence.
TOP TIP: Read The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo or draw pictures of big cats (tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard and snow leopard).
OUT OF SCHOOL: SPONSORED SLEEPOVER
Why not invite your friends over for a sponsored sleepover? Can you all sleep as long as a big cat? Male lions sleep up to 20 hours a day, while lionesses get about 15-18 hours! Make sure you get permission from all of the parents/guardians involved.
TOP TIP: Make big cat-themed cakes to eat (check for allergies). Watch Born Free or The Lion King.