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 branded for Erie Zoo.
The mission of the Erie Zoo is to nurture an appreciation of the world and provide the community with meaningful educational and recreational experiences that foster a greater sense of awareness, stewardship and conservation of animals and plants. Learn more about Erie Zoo at: https://www.eriezoo.org
Thank You So Much for Shopping in Behalf of Erie Zoo! Our goal is to raise $10 million through the generosity of those who want to be a part of writing the next chapter of our Zoo’s history. Join the transformational progress of our city - and create more Wild Open Spaces for our Zoo. 50% of your purchases from this shop that features some of our special animals (as well as any purchases you make site-wide) go directly to help Wild Open Spaces grow and improve. Please remember to indicate 'Erie 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.’