I always feel like I can’t quite capture in pictures how amazing things look in real life. The more impressive the subject is (you can’t get any more impressive than a lion!) the more inadequate my shots seem. Anyway, these are what I got.
Lions live for 10–14 years in the wild but in captivity they can live longer than 20 years. In the wild, males rarely live longer than 10 years as injuries from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their life expectancy. They’re unusually social compared to other cats. Lions don’t typically hunt humans but some have been known to do so. When someone in our party opened the door for a couple of seconds, the rangers went crazy! The lions didn’t attack but they did lick their lips.