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.
The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, conservation and education. We currently have over 300 animals, representing more than 100 different species. Our animal collection includes animals from other facilities that are being retired due to age, health or other issues; animals that were seized in animal cruelty cases; retired laboratory research animals and rehomed exotic pets.
Austin Zoo is a private, non-profit zoo and as such, we do not receive any funding from the city or state. Your purchases enable us to continue to care for the animals we have, and to be able to take in new animals that need a safe home. Please remember to indicate 'Austin Zoo' as the beneficiary of your donation at check-out.
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