Lion (Panthera Leo)
March 6, 2016
Regularly seen on a visit to the Greater Kruger although not as abundant as everyone would think. The picture tells the story from our last sighting of this powerful, fierce predator that surprisingly, is one of the 10 laziest animals on the planet when measured by how long the average Lion sleeps…..It’s right up there with the Lemur and the Sloth!!!
Once numbering over 400,000 in the 1950’s there are now less than 20,000 worldwide with just over half of those in the wild.
Special animals that need to be protected due to habitat loss and human ignorance about the effect of killing prime males that control territorial lion dynamics.