A truly beautiful, awe-inspiring sight
God, The Creator, loves to boast of His creation and gives special attention to the lion as we consider the confidence, boldness, and courage of the king of beasts! Humans have a fascination with lions.
Lions are indeed worthy of study! They have strong, compact bodies and powerful forelegs, teeth, and jaws for pulling down and killing prey. Their coats are yellow-gold. Adult males have shaggy manes that range in color from blond to reddish-brown to black and also vary in length. The length and color of the mane is believed to be determined by such factors as age, genetics and hormones. Young lions have light spotting on their coats that will disappear as they grow up. Here are a few fun facts:
- Their roar can be heard from five miles away
- Lions are social, they form prides with up to 40 members
- A lion can sleep up to 20 hours a day
- They rarely eat their entire prey, leave leftovers for other animals
- The males defend the pride’s territory while females hunt
The African lion populations are classified as vulnerable, with numbers declining due to habitat loss throughout Africa. During the past decade, lion populations have dwindled by about 30 percent and there are currently an estimated 20,000 lions remaining in the wild.
Biblical Truths on Safaris
The lion is first in the list of “four which are stately when they walk” and stately in their march. Proverbs also says, “the righteous are bold as a lion.” We will share a time a enriching Biblical teaching with you on this creation-based African safari.
Proverbs 30:29-30 “There are three things which are stately in their march, even four which are stately when they walk: the lion which is mighty among beasts and does not retreat before any…”
Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Take a Walk with a Lion
On our Africa Family Safari and Creation Tours we feature five unique safaris in South Africa. On most of these safaris you will have the opportunity to view lions. A particularly exciting stop on this tour is in Lapalala of the Limpopo. Lapalala proudly hosts the Big Five wild animals of Africa which includes the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros.
On the third day of our tour, you will have an opportunity to walk with lions and their young! The exclusive program has been operated for years under the watchful eye of the game managers and wardens. What a way to start a safari and creation tour. This trip is great for multi-generations wanting to learn and safari together!
Journey to South Africa to witness this stately creature while you study and ponder God’s majestic creations. What a great opportunity for teaching! Join us for a creation based Christian safari of Africa.