Lion Awareness Day presented by MainSource Bank

​Aug. 5 • 10am-2pm​​

This summer, guests are invited to show their pride, along with our pride, as we celebrate Lion Awareness Day presented by MainSource Bank!

Guests will have a roarin' good time heading into Plains! We will offer two lion chats to introduce Nyack, Zuri and the cubs. Plus, keeper demonstrations will showcase incredible dynamics, vocalizations and behaviors that these big cats have learned for vet checks. It's easy to see the cubs' playful personalities! 

The "mane" event will include complimentary lion face painting and special prizes, all while guests hear about the importance of lion conservation.

Here at the Zoo, guests are often awestruck by a lion's powerful presence, so it's no surprise that lions have been a symbol of strength for thousands of years. But despite their symbolic and natural importance, their numbers in the wild are declining. With populations now only reaching about 20,000, it's the perfect time to understand and appreciate this incredible species and find out how you can play a part in protecting their future.