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How school children in Gujarat are celebrating ‘World Lion Day’

School children of Khamba Taluka village of Amreli district in Gujarat took out a rally on Friday to mark the occasion of World Lion Day. Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts in Saurashtra region of Gujarat are the only natural habitat of Asiatic lions in the world.

Gujarat school children celebrate 'World Lion Day' in style

School children of Khamba Taluka village of Amreli district in Gujarat took out a rally on Friday to mark the occasion of World Lion Day which is celebrated on August 10. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

Gujarat school children celebrate 'World Lion Day' in style

Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts in Saurashtra region of Gujarat are the only natural habitat of Asiatic lions in the world. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

Gujarat school children celebrate 'World Lion Day' in style

The sub-population of Asiatic lions surviving in the famous Gir forest in Gujarat and other protected areas spread across these districts is possibly the only population of wild lions in the world outside Africa. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

Gujarat school children celebrate 'World Lion Day' in style

The forest department organises awareness programmes every year to sensitize people about the uniqueness of the Asiatic lions in their backyard and solicit their contribution in the conservation of the Jungle King. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

Gujarat school children celebrate 'World Lion Day' in style

This year too, the students of 5,180 schools in Junagadh, Gir, Somnath, Amreli, Bhavnagar and Botad districts joined the World Lion Day celebrations by taking out awareness rallies and sported lion masks. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

Gujarat school children celebrate 'World Lion Day' in style

It is estimated that India has the largest population of the lions in the world. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)