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[Photo] Lion: The King of the Jungle

on August 11, 2013

Today we were lucky enough to spot a beautiful male lion (Panthera leo) wandering around on his own.

He was limping and a bit nervous probably due to the vulnerability of his condition but still looked quite magnificent with his dark mane and piercing eyes.

Check out a few of the photos I managed to get from this encounter.

 

Male Lion (Panthera leo), the king of the jungle, wandering around the savannah

 

Male Lion (Panthera leo), the king of the jungle, wandering around the savannah

 

Male Lion (Panthera leo), the king of the jungle, wandering around the savannah

 

Até à próxima!

~Sofia.


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4 responses to “[Photo] Lion: The King of the Jungle

  1. I have read that the mane functions to help females select mates, as its depth of color and fullness may signal good nutrition and breeding.

    • Wildlife TV says:

      You are quite right. The dark mane also shows the male has higher levels of testosterone which is a sign he is capable of defending himself and the pride if needed. A strong male is more reliable than a weak one and a better choice as a mate and leader.

      ~Sofia.

  2. temba says:

    good photos just started interest in wildlife interested in seeking suckling animal babies what is “right” time to visit kruger?

    temba

    • Wildlife TV says:

      Hey Temba,
      If you are interested in seeing baby animals the best time to visit a wildlife reserve in Southern Africa is the beggining of the rainy season (late October to March).
      Many animal species have their birthings timed to when the rain starts. With the wet climate comes the “revival” of the soil, grasses and trees that go from having no leaves to start flowering and grow green leaves all over again. Many animals feed on grasses and leaves and they maximise the babies’ survival by having them born at a time where there’s plenty of food around.
      ~Sofia.

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