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King of the Jungle

The King of the Jungle, the African Lion, or Panthera Leo, is a carnivorous animal which is part of the Cat Family. They stand about 1.2m high and are
150 to 230 Kgs. They tend to live in savannas, grasslands, dense bush and woodlands.
Lions are the only cats that live in groups, which are called prides. Prides are family units that may include up to three males, a dozen or so females, and their young. All of a pride’s lionesses are related, and female cubs typically stay with the group as they age. Young males eventually leave and establish their own prides by taking over a group headed by another male….

King of the Jungle

Only male lions have manes. Males defend the pride’s territory, which may include some 259 square kilometers of land. These intimidating animals mark the area with urine, roar menacingly to warn intruders, and chase off animals that encroach on their territory.

King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle

Female lions are the primary hunters. They often work together to prey upon antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, and other large animals of the open grasslands. Although most of the animals are faster than the lions, the working together helps catch the prey.

King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle

All these pictures were taken at Lalibela Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

King of the Jungle

Cheetah with Cubs

On a trip through the local Kragga Kamma Game Park, we were lucky to
have visited at a stage when the cubs were old enough to run around. They seemed to have been enjoying their home in the park as they were running around and playing with each other.
Cheetahs are apparently quite easy to domesticate, but not sure if I would own one! Their nature is described as being similar to a dog and therefore is unlike the attitude of a predatory cat, not even like a domestic cat.

Cheetah with Cubs