Little lion cub eating her meal


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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“That’s a big chunk, mom!”

Baby lion, born in Artis, Amsterdam Zoo on May 14, 2011. It’s a girl, but I’ve not discovered yet what her name is… The now 8 months old cub is growing well, and seemingly enjoying her meal with the vigour of a true lioness.
the Netherlands, Artis Amsterdam zoo, 2012

Edited Feb.07: I was in Artis again last Saturday, and I asked a zoo-keeper. This little beauty’s name is: Kianga – a Swahili name meaning “Burst of sunshine”

Copyright © 2012 Steppeland – All rights reserved

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conservation status

The African Lion ( Panthera leo – Wikipedia ) is on the IUCN list of threatened species, status: vulnerable.
Most lions now live in eastern and southern Africa, and their numbers there are rapidly decreasing, with an estimated 30–50% decline over the last two decades. Habitat loss and conflicts with humans are considered the most significant threats to the species. (source: Wikipedia)

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure -180 sec, f. 5.6 mm
focal length 240 mm , ISO 400
Date: Jan.21, 2012.

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Cats and Dogs group (Feb. 8, 2012)
Featured in Animal captions and confessions (Feb. 8, 2012)
Featured in Images of endearment (Feb. 8, 2012)
Featured in Nature in it’s entirety (Feb. 9, 2012)
Featured in Baby Animals (Feb. 19, 2012)
Featured in Photography Challenge Group (Aug. 2, 2012)

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