Almanac 2019

This year’s almanac is full of fascinating facts, amazing animals, and tons of fun. Scroll down for details on how to enter the Lions Forever poster contest. The grand-prize winner will receive a $500 gift card.

This year's Almanac is full of fascinating facts, amazing animals, and tons of fun.

It might also inspire you to save lions!

Find Out How Explorers Are Helping Lions The National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative supports scientists and conservationists working to save big cats in the wild. The program has funded more than 100 innovative projects to help big cats and communities thrive. In order to help equip these grantees with tools to communicate their work to the communities and leaders in their regions, National Geographic is creating videos such as this one, featuring National Geographic Explorer Thandiwe Mweetwa and the Zambian Carnivore Project. The videos will be translated into the local language and distributed within the grantees' fieldwork locations. Visit to learn more.
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A completed contest form must accompany your submission.

Here's what you need to do.

Create and submit an 8.5 x 11 inch poster that includes a lion conservation message that is not more than 30 words long. All elements in the poster must be your own original work. The poster should be artwork and entrants may use pencils, pens, markers, crayons, paint, or other creative mediums.

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Photo of Thandi Mweetwa by Randall Scott

Meet a Real-Life Lion Protector

Can you imagine a world without lions? Neither can we. National Geographic explorer Thandi Mweetwa lives in Zambia where she works to help protect lions and their habitats.