a few facts about lions (Panthera Leo)

There are seven different species of Lions:
African lion
Asiatic lion
American Lion
Mountain Lion
Cave lion
White lion

this chap is an African Lion.

Only adult male lions sport the characteristic long, shaggy mane. The fuller and darker the mane is the healthier the lion is believed to be.

Lions are listed as vulnerable on the World Conservation Union’s Red List of Threatened Animals.

Lion cubs are born with grayish spots that fade by the time they are 3 months old.

A lion’s roar can be heard up to 5 miles away.

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  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...over 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture!!

  • thanks Ken, it’s a defining moment to be eyeball to eyeball with a lion….

    – Sue Earnshaw

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago


    Your Hosts: Jo and Barb

  • JoBaby13
    JoBaby13over 4 years ago

    Sue, this is superb!

  • thank you Jo – i’m thrilled to be featured

    – Sue Earnshaw

  • Transkei
    Transkeiover 4 years ago

    stunning!

  • thank you – he is a stunning animal

    – Sue Earnshaw

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Sue, this is a great shot. Congrats on the feature. Barb

  • thank you for you comment, and yes, a thrill to be featured.

    – Sue Earnshaw

  • Catherine Walsh
    Catherine Walshover 4 years ago

    Really Gorgeous – how cool to have him look right at you!

  • cool indeed, and slightly intimidating, he wasn’t that far away! Thank you for your comment Catherine.

    – Sue Earnshaw

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    He is a real beauty – such strong eye contact as well.

  • he is indeed! thank you for your comment.

    – Sue Earnshaw

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    Perfect portrait capture! Well done and a fav for me!

    2 Day 19 Jan 2011

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago


    1 Day – 19 Jan 2011

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