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Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others)

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Serengeti lion...


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Nelis Wolmarans: " A truly magical morning spent with this big guy and as I am posting this image, I can hear him roar very close to my cottage here at @nomadtanzania Lamai Serengeti Camp. "


Nelis Wolmarans: " A great start to our morning safari here in the Serengeti. "



Truly marvelously photogenic...
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Nelis Wolmarans: " Standing strong... The Northern Serengeti is a wildlife paradise and although we experienced quite severe wet conditions on this last safari, it certainly did not take away from the sightings we had. @nomadtanzania Lamai Serengeti Camp offers the perfect base for a most memorable safari experience! "


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Shaaz Jung: " At sundown, this handsome lion sat on a bed of purple flowers and waited for the wildebeest migration to near. . "


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Patroling...


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Ricardo Casarin: " Lion! How many fights? How many stories this male lion could tell us if we could understand each other? Leão! "


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Difficult to catch a smaller prey !



Sleeping... The mane seems clean but the ground a little bit muddy

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Daniel Rosengren: " beautiful lion photographed in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Male lions form coalitions of up to four males, usually (but not always) consisting of brothers and cousins born at the same time in the same pride. They keep larger territories than the female prides do. These larger male territories may include a few female pride territories and they spend time, eat and mate with the females in the different prides. Therefore, contrary to common belief, the males are not pride members nor pride leaders. The females and their offspring make up the lion pride and there is actually no leader at all, it's an egalitarian society. "


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One should be careful of the fact that the Serengeti ecoregion includes both the national park of the same name in Tanzania, and Masai Mara in Kenya. For lions in the latter places, see this thread.
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Lone lioness taking down a buffalo at Ngorongoro Crater: 



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¡Queen of the Crater!

20 March 2020.
Credits: Munib A. Chaudry (Wild Pixel Safaris). 

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Daniel Rosengren: " A lion drinking water as a flock of Yellow-throated sandgrouse are flying over, a scene made even more beautiful with the famously stunning Serengeti sky in the background. "


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Daniel Rosengren: " Ever wondered why lion males have manes?

A friend and a colleague of mine, Peyton West, went to find this out . She had four stuffed toy lions made. One with a long dark mane, one with a short dark mane, one with a long blonde mane and, finally, one with a short blonde mane. She placed them in Serengeti and saw how the wild lions reacted to them. Long story short, females were more attracted to darker maned males. There was also a tendency to being more attracted to longer manes. Male lions on the other hand were more intimidated by the darker manes and, by the longer manes. So, it seems like if you are a male lion and have a long dark mane, you are as cool as can be.
But technically, you are not cool at all with a long dark mane. Peyton pointed a thermal camera on different males and found that the ones with a long dark mane also, quite logically, had higher body temperature. This can of course be a problem in hot places like Africa. But that is also the explanation, by showing that you can wear this warm mane in the hot climate, you also show that you are pretty fit, strong and healthy. That makes
you more intimidating to other males, and that fact in turn makes you more attractive to females. If  you are more scary to other males, you can protect your cubs better against infanticide. Data indeed shows that cubs fathered by dark maned males have higher survival rates.
It gets really interesting when we add the fact that mane darkness and length is not genetical. Any male can grow a long dark mane if the conditions are right. In cooler areas of Africa all males tend to have longer darker manes while in really hot areas they tend to have very short blond manes. If a male with a long dark mane gets a long term injury or don't feel so well, the mane will fall out and get blonder. So the bottom line is, the length and colour of the mane is an honest sign of your current fitness. On other words: Blondes have less fun.
The male in this image is one of the darkest maned males I ever saw in Serengeti, his name was SUH. "


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Shaaz Jung: " When Lions attack. Photographed somewhere in the Serengeti with a #Nikon D5 at 14mm "

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