|We had our picnic lunch in the truck
about 20 ft. from this pride of lions!
Note the older lioness on the right, fitted
with a radio collar for scientists to keep
track of the pride.
|Strong teeth are important to survival.
When old lions lose their teeth, they are
shunned from the pride and eventually
starve to death. It’s a jungle out there.
Lions live about 14 years in the wild.
|“Hey, there’s still meat left on that bone!”|
|The male lion’s job is to protect the pride,
fighting off carnivores after the cubs or fighting
other male lions for dominance.
|The lioness was definitely the hardest working
mother we saw. She does the hunting, and
watches after cubs that seem to hardly ever
sleep! This one is trying to catch a wink.