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Lion - Dec 2003

Lion - Dec 2003
Simon Hampel, 25 Jul 2008
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    • Jalur_Tiger_Cub
      wow this looks sooooo natural!! they must love living in a place so much like their natural home!!
    • Arizona Docent
      Looks just like the shots you see from the Serengeti - I can't believe this was in a zoo.
    • dragon(ele)nerd
      amazing photo I love how the mane is waving.
    • Simon Hampel
      It's a great enclosure - looks even better when the grass is tall and dry like in the photo. This was taken from a moving bus (drives through the enclosure), but they now have a viewing platform that looks out over the enclosure too.

      The funny thing is that you can see (feral) rabbit warrens inside the enclosure. Keepers tell me that the rabbits only ever come out at night (when the lions are in their quarters) - they learned pretty quickly that coming out during the day makes them the target of some much unwanted attention by some rather large cats - that would be fun to watch.
    • Electus Parrot
      Also the lion enclosure is 10 hectares in size. Larger than Monarto's sister zoo adelaide.
    • elefante
      This looks like it was taken in the wild. It shows how nice this zoo must be. I need to visit Australia!
    • JBZvolunteer
      How many animals do they keep in this enclosure? At the Reserve Africaine de Sigean in France they lion exhibit is 10 hectare's in size and they keep 15 lions in their pride.
    • marmolady
      The enclosure is used by two males, four lionesses and a half grown female cub. They don't all use the enclosure at the same time though as the older male has struggled to integrate with the females.
    • Animalgeek
      Correct last I heard the younger male Inkosi was living with the older male Leroy and then the 5 females lived togeather
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