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Why Do Young Animals Play


Lisl Moolman, a South African photographer, loves watching animals to study their behavior. She particularly likes to photograph animals at play. She never drives past hyenas, squirrels, baboons or impalas. These animals and particularly members of the big cat species can all get extremely silly. Below are some examples of her playful animal observations. Why Do Young animals Play You’ve seen the videos…

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Where Do Lions Live in Africa

Where Do Lions Live?


Lions once roamed most of the continents on earth. Today you will only find a small number in India and the rest in Africa south of the Sahara. Courtesy Wikipedia Lion fossils have been found in Italy, Germany, northern Asia and even North America.  And, lions were still relatively common in areas like Turkey and India as recently as 1850.  You can still…

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Big Cat Shootout – Lion vs Tiger vs Mountain Lion vs Jaguar vs Leopard


Big cats come in all shapes and sizes, and they range all over the world. They can be found from Africa all the way across the Pacific Ocean to the Americas. Whenever you think of “big cat”, you are most likely thinking about a lion. However, there are other big cats out there that also qualify as lions. Some of these include…

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The Male Lion


We watch in awe as a huge male lion emerges from the bush and starts to walk down the dusty road towards our safari van. He is a magnificent specimen displaying an abundant dark mane and has an unmistakable hint of a swagger as wanders down the road, perfectly at ease in his kingdom. Out here in the middle of the bush…

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Taking Pictures With Lions – What You Need To Know


Wildlife Encounter Centers and Taking Pictures With Lions: What You Need To Know Every year thousands of tourists embark on a journey coming from all over the world to visit Africa and to see the beautiful wild lands and the large animals who roam the millions of acres. There are no zoos where you can go up and handle these magnificent creatures…

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Baby Lions


The Raising of Baby Lions   The way baby lions are raised has fascinated researchers and animal lovers alike for many years. The inside life of a group of lions, also known as a pride, is both simple and complex. Simple because they are often stable groups that hunt, raise their young and fight to survive. Complex because of their strong relationships…

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Safari Animals - The Big 5 in Africa

Safari Animals The Big 5 in Africa


Safari Animals The Big 5 in Africa   The sights and sounds of the African safari beckon us to reaffirm our roots with nature and explore our wild side. No set of animals encourages us to do so more than what are often known as the “Big Five”. Also known as the “Big Five Game”, these five majestic animals that roam the…

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Facts about Lions for kids

Lion Facts for Kids


Facts About Lions For Kids A lion is just about the most interesting animal in the world. A lion is one of five “big cats” along with jaguar, leopards, snow leopards, and tigers. But lions are extra special.  Some people call them the “Kings of the Jungle”.   But they don’t actually live in the jungle.  They live in grassy areas in…

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The Female Lion


 The Female Lion – Queen of the African Wilderness The iconic heavily-maned male Lion is traditionally awarded the title “King of the Jungle”, but a quick look behind the scenes will show you that in reality it is the influential matriarch, the alpha female Lion, who rules the pride and keeps Leo in his place.  In actual fact, male Lions do not…

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What Do Lions Eat?


The African Lion, or Panthera leo, is a very large cat, second only to the tiger in size, and it has an appetite that fits its stature. With jaws, teeth, and a digestive system designed for meat-eating these magnificent cats are true carnivores. But what specifically do lions eat? It is believed that the African Lion has the most varied diet of…

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