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Cincinnati Zoo ... John the King

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African Lion ... male named John

 

Panthera leo

  

Unlike other cats, lions live in social groups called prides that consist of a handful of females and their young and a coalition of two to three males. Males protect the pride and their territory by roaring and scent-marking as they patrol the area.

 

As the dominant predator on the African savannah, lions can take the largest prey of any other carnivore in the region. Working cooperatively as a team, the lions stalk and surround their prey, getting as close as they can before launching an attack. They are successful in only one of every four hunts.

  

Fact File

  

Where to see them: Africa Exhibit

 

Height: Male - Up to 4 ft, Female - Up to 3.6 ft

 

Weight: Male - 330 to 530 lbs, Female - 270 to 400 lbs

 

Lifespan: Up to 18 yrs in the wild

 

Habitat: Savannah, arid woodland, and scrubland

 

Diet: Primarily hoofed mammals such as gazelles and zebras; some small mammals, birds, and reptiles

 

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African Lion named John . He is 3 yrs old.

 

Here is the same picture of John but in kind of a sepia tone instead of the B&W. I think I like the photo in B&W the best!

 

Have a nice weekend everyone!

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Taken on July 29, 2013