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"K" is for King of the Jungle

"The phrase, "King of the Jungle" is a misnomer because lions don't live in the jungle, they live out on the Savannah.


Lions are at the top of the food chain. Few animals will dare to challenge a lion, even in periods of extreme hunger.


An interesting related fact is that King Leonidas' name actually meant "lion-like,". He was the King of Sparta between 488BC and 480BC.


Perhaps some people associate Africa with jungles, and since Lions live in Africa they make the erroneous association."

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I hate that i had to shoot this beautiful lion through a fence. It caused weird squiggly lines throughout the photo, but it is what it is. Next time i go to the Detroit Zoo i'll be able to some pictures of the lions without fence lines as they have a more open set-up than the Potter Park Zoo.


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Taken on July 2, 2010