Contact WWF

Please call us on 0844 736 0036 (8am - 10pm, 7 days a week) if you'd prefer to take out your adoption over the phone.

Your adoption pack:

A cuddly toy (optional)

My Lions and Wild World magazine 3 times a year

Factbook, certificate, bookmarks, stickers and more

Adopt a lion

Strong, powerful and incredibly vulnerable to conflict with people, loss of habitat and prey. Help us to protect the magnificent king of the big cats.

How you’re helping the lions:

  • Promoting sustainable use of natural resources in the region
  • Working with the local communities to monitor lion movements and reduce human/lion conflict
  • Monitoring lions in the northern Maasai Mara
  • Your support will also help fund our other essential work around the world

We'll send you:

A cuddly toy (optional)

My Lions and Wild World magazine 3 times a year

Factbook, certificate, bookmarks, stickers and more

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More about lions

Lions are the only cats to grow manes and are the most sociable of all the big cats. Prides will often roar together to mark their territory.

Location: Naboisho Conservancy which lies along the northern border of the Maasai Mara Reserve, Kenya.

Habitat: African lions live in a range of habitats. They prefer open woodland, thick bush, scrub and grasslands, which give them cover for hunting and shade to rest in the heat of the day.

Wild population: 30,000-35,000

The threats to lions

  • Conflict with people
  • A reduction in the number of their natural prey due to land being cleared for agriculture
  • Loss and damage of habitat due to the overgrazing of domestic livestock

How your adoption can help

In the Mara we are working with local communities to help them use their natural resources more sustainably – including the vital freshwater resource of the Mara River.

The lions of the Maasai Mara

The well-established Enesikiria Pride is made up of several family groups which consist of a small number of adult males, along with adult lionesses and cubs of various ages.