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Lion Habit Ranch planning family-friendly celebration for World Lion Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In anticipation of #WorldLionDay, nonprofit Lion Habitat Ranch showed 8 News Now reporter Hector Mejia around their facility.

In anticipation of #WorldLionDay, nonprofit @LasVegasLions shows us around their facility and the work that they do. Ray Ray is one of the 30+ animals under their care. She’s taking a break from the rest of her pals because she hasn’t been feeling well. @8NewsNow Good Day. #8NN pic.twitter.com/svVakMt8tw

— Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) August 9, 2019

Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson gave us a sneak peek of what they have in store for World Lion Day on Aug. 10. Several festivities are planned throughout the day, including a lion costume contest for kids. 

Oh, no! We woke up Swifty. Did you know lions are the laziest of the big cats? They’re up bright and early, though, to join us on @8NewsNow Good Day as we talk about #WorldLionDay at nonprofit @LasVegasLions. You should join us too! #8NN pic.twitter.com/8ClXxrHqBK

— Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) August 9, 2019

The winner of that contest will get to feed a lion.

Ozzie, the painting giraffe, will take a break from eating breakfast to join us on @8NewsNow Good Day! Did you know Ozzie is the only #giraffe in Nevada? @LasVegasLions #8NN #WorldLionSay pic.twitter.com/eEGdEFvru0

— Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) August 9, 2019

The sanctuary, which cares for more than 30 lions, operates as a nonprofit. Many of the lions are descendants of the famous MGM studios roaring lion. 

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