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Lion: bad brother, good father



Leon, African lion (Panthera leo bleyenberghi, lev konzsky) from ZOO Usti nad Labem, Czech republic :D

Leon and his sister Ronja came to ZOO together, being very fixed to each other. Ronja was, of course, given some contraception, but it did not work! So finally, Ronja gave birth to three female cubs. ZOO decided to let her take care of the cubs, because in the wild, big cats have to learn, how to be good mothers. Very often, they are not able to rise their first litter and the cubs die. So ZOO wanted Ronja to learn her role. Surprisingly, Ronja managed to rise all three kittens, who are now more then year old and are healthly, althought their parents are siblings. Strange, but nice! :aww:

Other and better shots:

Much more shots of big cats in my ZOO gallery: [link] :D

This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol:
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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/807 second
Focal Length
25 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 7, 2009, 10:59:18 AM
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FrozenRealm's avatar
So much mane, amazing -- id love to shape it into viking style with beads and stuff. ill put this into my bucket list

Oh wait, i konw him, this is one of the most famous one, Leon! :O
Could not recognize him in the dark