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By martinjp
Chester Zoo have three Asiatic Lions, all wonderful characters! Iblis, the remarkably handsome male lion, is three years old. Hes typically very active and playful. The lionesses, one of which shown her, either Kiburi and Kumari, are four years old and arrived from Rotterdam Zoo in September 2011.
Asiatic Lions differ subtly in a number of ways from their African counterparts. They are smaller and have a distinctive fold of skin that runs along the belly. Asiatic Lions also have shorter, shaggier manes, longer tassels of hair on the end of their tails and longer tufts of hair on their elbows.

Thanks for my clicks and comments for my squirell, back to the Sony for this one, hope you like her...Wink

Tags: Zoo Lioness Wildlife and nature Kiburi or Kumari

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Comments


Glyn1 7 4 1 England
4 Feb 2012 6:12PM
Excellent close up.

Glyn

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
4 Feb 2012 6:21PM
A beautiful close-up, Martin, well captured. Carol
4 Feb 2012 6:21PM
Fabulous detailed close up Martin.

Len
buxton 8 England
4 Feb 2012 7:29PM
Excellent portrait shot Martin.
Martin..
JuBarney 5 18 3 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 8:15PM
Lovely portrait
Ju
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
4 Feb 2012 9:16PM
Super portrait of her. Interesting info too.

Ann
CaroleS Plus
6 417 3 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 11:16AM
Super detail, even down to the scarring on the nose and such beautiful eyes - Carole
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
5 Feb 2012 7:10PM
Whatever her name is she is beautiful!
Jann
xxx
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
6 Feb 2012 12:06AM
a beautiful portrait with perfect detail.
good writeup, too!
6 Feb 2012 7:29AM
Beautiful image, great animal well portraited.
Johanna
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 8:58AM
A wonderful, serene face - great capture Martin!
Carol
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
9 Feb 2012 5:10AM
Great close up.
-=\Walter
9 Feb 2012 2:40PM
What a really handsome cat.
Such wisdom in this face
bpearson3 7 1 England
26 Feb 2012 11:34AM
I could have stayed there all day, watching them. When the adult male started to roar, he could have been heard miles away. It was such a privilege to be with them and witness this moment.
Wonderful shot, M. Nice crop and love the POV.

Bxx

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