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Expanding In A Constant State Of Change

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When: September 22, 2019
Where: Zooparc Overloon, The Netherlands

One of the handsome members of the male pride.
People often think it's sad or unnatural that these males don't have female companions. Yes, they won't provide zoos with more babies - the truth is, their family is so extended it wouldn't be healthy for them to produce babies of their own.
So, they live the good life, as bachelors. No females, no babies, just peace and quiet and brotherhood. And that's actually in their nature too, so don't feel bad for them ;)

Species: African Lion (Afrikaanse leeuw)

Latin name: Panthera Leo

Originates from Africa and West Asia.

Current status: Vulnerable

 Did you know:  

…It is the second-largest living Cat, after the Tiger, but the tallest – at the shoulder – of all living cats.

…Lions are the only members of the Cat family to display obvious sexual dimorphism, meaning that males and females look distinctly different.

…Lions in captivity tend to be larger than Lions in the wild.

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Image size
2362x3543px 6.08 MB
Make
SONY
Model
DSC-RX10M4
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
220 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Sep 22, 2019, 11:52:13 AM
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LuckyStarPuddle's avatar

He is so pretty! May I use this as reference for my moms birthday that’s coming soon? She LOVES male lions.