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Rosalyn Gold-Onwude takes Africa by storm, celebrates #WorldLionDay in dynamic fashion

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The broadcaster has been in South Africa covering the third-annual NBA Africa Games.

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Rosalyn Gold-Onwude interviewing Stephen Curry postgame at Oracle Arena on April 3, 2016.
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It’s World Lion Day!

And this is Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, the charming Warriors’ broadcaster, making friends with an adorable lion cub.

Check out the size of those paws!

#SouthAfrica

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Sadly, World Lion Day is needed because humans continue to destroy these beautiful creatures at alarming rates, for both commerce and sport. Some get a thrill from shooting lions and other endangered species and taking their heads for wall decorations or their pelts to turn into rugs.

According to the United Nations, there are only about 20 thousand lions lefton the entire planet. There is no justification for this. Humans must simply end these barbaric practices and let these kings of the jungle live in peace.

Here, Gold-Onwude hangs out with Kristaps Porzingis — chilling in the South African sun with a few sweet lion cubs.

But Gold-Onwude wasn’t there just to cuddle with massive felines and give new meaning to #Caturday. She was there on business — covering the 2017 NBA Africa Game, in Johannesburg.

As Warriors’ fans have come to expect, Gold-Onwude took care of business in style.

But she also brought attention to philanthropic endeavors in support of the Motherland ...

... and she capped it off with the ultimate hair slay!

Hair slayage by: @patiencepatieza (Fauxlocs by: @africancreature @hairbysusy) #SouthAfrica

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To support efforts to help end crime against wildlife, please click HERE.