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Small lions
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Tanzania
Theme(s): Mammals of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-07 8:45
Viewed: 6855
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The lion is a vulnerable species, having seen a possibly irreversible population decline of 30 to 50 percent over the past two decades in its African range; populations are untenable outside designated reserves and national parks. Although the cause of the decline is not well understood, habitat loss and conflicts with humans are currently the greatest causes of concern. Lions have been kept in menageries since Roman times and have been a key species sought after and exhibited in zoos the world over since the late eighteenth century. Zoos are cooperating worldwide in breeding programs for the endangered Asiatic subspecies.
Visually, the male is highly distinctive and is easily recognized by its mane. The head of the male lion is one of the most widely recognized animal symbols in human culture. It has been depicted extensively in literature, in sculptures, in paintings, on national flags, and in contemporary films and literature.

Information source
IUCN information
Other Panthera leo, the Lioness mama
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This photo is taken in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Tanzania. Original format.

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Nice to see these cute little cubs walking around. Very nice.
TFS

Kean

These little tykes are adorable! I love the way they are in a line of sorts. Nice details of them - and they seem so intense - a plan they are following. I've love to pick one of these cuties up for a quick cuddle.

And, it's beautiful to see the little ones simply because it does aid their population...

great 'scary' trio! TFS Ori

Hello Ferran! Amazing cats. Wonderful scene. Good light and sharp. Well done!

They are so wonderful, in their walk. I hope that these three cubs would be the pioneers of a new life for this majestic species.
Wishes, Diana

Hello Ferran
I have just discovered this beautiful shot in your galerie, this three baby lions are very cute, superb scene, great composition and wonderful colors and sharpness
very well done
Jacqueline

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