Nat Geo WILD Highlights the Importance of Big Cat Awareness with Full Lineup of World Lion Day Programming

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06 August 2015
World Lion Day
Photo: Courtesy of National Geographic Channel
World Lion Day
Monday, August 10 at 12:00 PM on Nat Geo WILD

In Response to the Tragic Death of Cecil, a Beloved Zimbabwean Lion,
Nat Geo WILD Sheds Light on the Decline of Big Cats Worldwide

          Nat Geo WILD will commemorate World Lion Day, Monday, Aug. 10, with a full day of big cat programming to remind viewers why these vital apex predators are so important to protect. The network’s programming initiative also draws awareness to the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative.

          “Nat Geo WILD has supported the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative since we went on the air five years ago with our annual Big Cat Week event, and unfortunately it’s news like the tragic death of beloved Cecil that reminds us that our work to save these majestic animals is far from over,” said Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo WILD. “Big cat populations are in dramatic decline, and it is our network’s responsibility to do everything we can to bring awareness to their plight.”

The lineup for World Lion Day includes:

          Monday, Aug. 10, 2015:
               12 p.m.   Lion Battle Zone
               1 p.m.     Lion Gangland
               2 p.m.     The Last Lions (2 hours)
               4 p.m.     Game of Lions
               5 p.m.     Killer Queen
               6 p.m.     Fight for Life: Lion Pride Takeover
               7 p.m.     Man v. Lion

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