Lion Cam - Leo III & Una

Our LionCam sponsor for the month of October is: 

Pet Depot

Watch Una & Leo III Live

Una and Leo III were born November 18, 2002 at a wildlife refuge in New Hampshire. They flew to UNA when they were just 6 weeks old in a Learjet donated by a UNA supporter. They weighed 9 and 10 pounds respectively when they got here.

As of October 2017, Una weighs 320 pounds and Leo III weighs 476 pounds. We celebrate their birthday as close to April 14 as we can, because that’s when Leo I was born.

Local veterinarians Dr. Randall Smith, Dr. Matt Connolly, Dr. Bill Connolly and Dr. Brandon Fisher are providing the finest medical care as a charitable contribution.

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - SOLD OUT!

Tonight's event is SOLD OUT! There will be another tour on October 24th, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Don’t miss this special FUNdraiser for our beloved live UNA mascots, Leo III and Una. Explore our scenic and “haunted” campus on a tour unlike any you’ve ever been on before. Join us on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Harrison Fountain for the Haunted History of UNA Ghost Walk. Your guide will be University of North Alabama alumna, Debra Glass. Debra will take you on a spine-chilling journey through the shadowed walkways and courtyards of UNA’s most historic and haunted halls! Tickets are $15 for adults (ages 13 and older) and $10 for children (ages 6-12). For more information, or to purchase tickets please visit:

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Don’t miss this special FUNdraiser for our beloved live UNA mascots, Leo III and Una. This event will be just like the event above. Please join us for the second round of fundraising for Leo and Una, with UNA Ghost Walk guide, Debra Glass. For more information, or to purchase tickets please visit:

Lions' Giving Day: Monday, November 18, 2019

Leo III and Una turn 17 on Monday, November 18, 2019! Help us celebrate by making a donation on their actual birthday in honor of them! Become “Friends of the Lions” by clicking here and making a donation on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Lion Cam Sponsors

Oct. 2018 - Sept. 2019 Sponsors

  • Pet Depot
  • Briggs Tax Service
  • Paula McCreless-Bassham Law Office
  • Power Cleaning Equipment

Leo and Una Day of Giving Logo

2018 - 2019 Guardians of the Lions

(Individuals who donate $1000 or more during the fiscal year October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019)
  • Dan and Anne Howard
  • UNA Alumni Association
  • UNA LaGrange Society
  • Vinaya Sharma
  • Jamie Fitzpatrick
  • Ken and Dena Kitts
  • John and Ann Battcher
  • Kilby Laboratory School
  • Mark Helm in honor of Dr. Jean Ann Helm Allen

Consider A Lion Donation

All of the care of Leo III and Una, including their food, day-to-day care and habitat upkeep, is donation- and volunteer-based. We are grateful for those who support our lions, and we hope you will, too, by clicking the donation button below!


How We Care For The Lions

UNA’s lion habitat is licensed by USDA accreditation and recently received another perfect inspection report!
The animal care standards covered by the USDA inspection include humane handling, housing, space, feeding and watering, sanitation, ventilation, shelter from extremes of weather, adequate veterinary care, separation of incompatible animals, transportation, and handling in transit.


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