African Lion Glass Paperweight. Ever open a window or door and all your papers go flying? Paperweights have been around for generations and they still have an important job! This large glass cabochon paperweight is hand decorated, has a felted bottom, and is a perfect desk accessory for your home office or favorite student. 3” x 1.4” and decorated in the USA by Lucy Lu. Gift box included.
Original artwork © 2008 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for Smithsonian National Zoo.
African Lions (Panthera leo) once ranged across the African continent and into Syria, Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, and even northwest India. Lions have sadly declined to as few as 20,000 animals from about 450,000 just 50 years ago. Conservationists estimate that unless the current decline is checked, the number of lions will continue to drop significantly. Lions are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as ‘Vulnerable.’ Learn more about lions at: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/lion