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Lions at London Zoo celebrate World Lion Day in style

AP  |  London 

Zoo's are celebrating World Lion Day in style, and biting colourful balls stuffed with the big-cat equivalent of catnip.

The pride showed off their play skills ahead of World Lion Day tomorrow, battering the balls painted with vibrant colours inspired by the Indian State of Gujarat, home to the Asiatic

The Zoological Society of London, which runs the zoo, is working on conservation efforts for the endangered Asiatic lions, to bolster numbers.

There are only 600 left in the wild.

ZSL's says the balls encourage "to use their incredible sense of smell to track it through their territory before using their sharp claws to tear into it - acting as a natural manicure for our lionesses.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 21:10 IST