Photo 1 Oct 22 notes 123newyear:

Leo is always busy making plans for a brighter future.

123newyear:

Leo is always busy making plans for a brighter future.

Photo 1 Oct 132 notes bigcatwildcat:

Lions roar in a very characteristic manner; they start with a few deep, long roars that trail off into a series of shorter ones. The sound can be heard from a distance of 5 miles and is used to advertise the lion’s presence, warn off other possible threats, etc. 
Watch videos here and here.
(photo by Audun Dahl)

bigcatwildcat:

Lions roar in a very characteristic manner; they start with a few deep, long roars that trail off into a series of shorter ones. The sound can be heard from a distance of 5 miles and is used to advertise the lion’s presence, warn off other possible threats, etc. 

Watch videos here and here.

(photo by Audun Dahl)

Photo 30 Sep 544 notes zodiacchic:


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Photo 30 Sep 162 notes beautiful-wildlife:

Hugging the treeline by Marc MOL
Xakanaxa Region, Botswana

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Hugging the treeline by Marc MOL

Xakanaxa Region, Botswana

Photo 29 Sep 311 notes
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Video 28 Sep 119 notes

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#2, #4, #5 - Wikimedia Commons

#1 - Uri Golman

#3 - MintPress News

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Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) - (EN) Endangered

A subspecies of lion that once had a wide range, but today survives only in the Gir forest in India. The good news is that the population is increasing. In 1974 there were only 180 Asiatic lions left in the wild, and in 2010 there were 411. Now the Gir forest is getting a bit crowded, and some lions will probably be relocated to a different park to start another population.

They differ from African lions by being slightly smaller and often having a fold of skin on their bellies. The males can have really luxuriant manes that cover their entire undersides, but they usually don’t have quite as much fur on top of their heads. Just like African lions, they develop heavier manes when kept in colder climates (in zoos, for example). The prides are smaller, consisting usually of 2-3 females and one male. They are less sociable, and the male only visits the females rarely. They do, however, share territory and sometimes eat together.

Their main prey is the axis deer (Axis axis), which comprises 45% of their kills. The remaining Asiatic lions have very little genetic diversity and are inbred because of the population bottleneck they went through. The EEP (European Endangered Species Program) is having success breeding these rare cats and 100 Asiatic lions now exist in the program.

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Photo 27 Sep 39,996 notes manymistypes:

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Photo 27 Sep 404 notes brookshawphotography:

Surely the most handsome creature on this planet?

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Surely the most handsome creature on this planet?


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