This is the mighty Izu and part of my “Emerging” series. He lives in the San Diego Safari Park and has the noted distinction of being the father of all the cubs they have there. The San Diego Zoo is known for their success in breeding endangered species and the Safari Park is a great place to witness that success. Izu lives in grand enclosure that is perfect for snapping pictures of him – on any given day you can see him lounging on top of his “mountain” or asleep on top of his Jeep with his ladies nearby. I have thousands of photos of Izu and you’ll see him as a recurring character in many of my works.