Mission Animal Rescue

Your October Mission

A world without lions is a scary thought. This Halloween dress up as your favorite endangered animal to spread awareness about Mission Animal Rescue. Below you’ll find instructions for an easy lion costume—or you can get crafty and come up with your own outstanding outfit!

And don’t forget to send us a photo of yourself in an animal costume at for the chance to win a Mission Animal Rescue book!





You will need

-        yellow hooded sweat suit

-        yellow felt

-        thick, fuzzy yellow and brown yarn

-        safety pins

-        brown face paint


What to do


For the lion’s mane, cut a piece of yarn long enough to tie around your head with the hood up. Tie three-inch-long pieces of yellow and brown yarn all around the long piece of yarn. Make fur cuffs for your wrists the same way. For the tail, cut a long strip of felt, and glue yarn to the end. Cut two ears out of the felt. Tie the lion’s mane around your hood and secure it with safety pins. Pin the ears and tail in place and tie on the fur cuffs. Paint on a brown nose and whiskers, and practice your roar!

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PARENTS AND TEACHERS! Learn more about Mission Animal Rescue and ways to guide your young learner with our toolkit!



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Create an endangered animals quiz show. Research information about your favorite animal, then come up with questions. Quiz your friends and family.

Ask your parents if you can throw an animal-rescue theme party. All your friends can come dressed up as endangered animals.

With a parent's permission, write your name on a petition that helps to save your favorite animal.

Ask your teacher if you can speak to your class about your favorite endangered animal.



More About Mission Animal Rescue

Mission Animal Rescue charges you to save our planet's most endangered and threatened animals. The initiative aims to inspire you to learn as much as possible about endangered animals and to take action to rescue them.


Through this site and through the Mission Animal Rescue books, you will have the opportunity to learn in-depth information about endangered animals, and to access resources and activities that help you get involved. By combining education, habitat protection, and a global network of volunteers, activists, and advocates, we can build a better world for animals and ourselves!