Black-Maned Lion Cub
We were fortunate enough to come upon a pride with the male leader, 5 cubs, and 4 females. It was barely sunrise and the pride was returning from a nighttime kill of a wildebeest and feed. This cub is yawning hugely and is settling down for a rest.
The black maned lion is peculiar to the Kalahari area of Botswana. The lion (Panthera leo) is in the genus Panthera and the family Felidae. Some males exceed 550 pounds, making it the second-largest cat after the tiger.
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