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Asiatic Lion

oh my this was taken with my tiny little fujifilm pinex 5500

Asiatic Lion
demonmoth, 18 Dec 2009
    • demonmoth
      oh my this was taken with my tiny little fujifilm pinex 5500
    • Zambar
      If this is Marwell, this would be Indus, meaning the picture would've been taken in '96 at the latest. But it does seem too good a quality for then, and pictures of the old boy back then show he had a bigger, darker mane: Sure this is Marwell?
    • MARK
      I knew Marwell had Asian lions early in the collection but I did not know they had them again, cool
    • Zambar
      The first Asiatic Lions to arrive at Marwell were a pair from Berlin, who were later joined by an elderly pair from Jersey; when these arrived, it made Marwell the only UK collection with Asiatics for several years. It was planned to breed from the young pair, but it was put on hold when it was found they were unpure, and subsequentley they never did breed. It was down to just two in the 90's, and then the male Indus died in 1996, leaving Tara the lioness on her own until she died of Liver Failure in October 2001. African Lions have been planned to feature within an enclosure in the African Valley in the future, though I'm not sure what the status of this is at the moment.
    • demonmoth

      sorry guys this is in the wrong selection it was taken at TWYCROSS sorry i dont know how to delete the picture from this section
    • Zambar
      I thought so. :) You can't delete your own pictures, but you can ask Sim to do it for you.
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