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Old Feb 18, 2006, 7:11 AM   #11
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Hi Ken - These were taken at the Kruger National Park in South Africa, 20 thousand square kilometers of natural reserve. There are about 1500 lions in the reserve at the last count. A type of bovine TB has diminished their population a bit, however. I'm sure the official have it under control.



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Old Feb 18, 2006, 8:49 AM   #12
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Zolbol, I have editted the second shot a tad. I think it is a really great shot, particularly his "stare"
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 1:42 AM   #13
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As Jake has already stated, some really out the box wildlife photos, I'm glad you posted them. I see Jake has a bit of cat envy going :-). I do too.
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 2:04 AM   #14
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Great shots, I never knew they could bring down an animal as big as that:!:
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 5:34 AM   #15
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I never knew they could bring down an animal as big as that:!:

Julie,I recently watched a documentary on lions and elephants where a pride of lions would hang around a waterhole and pull down the elephants as they approached to drink. It was during a drought period, and the elephants had no option but to go to the waterhole, and as a result, most of the herd were killed. Rains arrived and saved the balance. Quite something.

A full grown male lion can weigh in at 300KG !![AND we still find people getting out of their vehicles at lion sightings ]
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Old Feb 22, 2006, 1:12 PM   #16
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Apparently some prides of lions specialize in chasing giraffe across tar roads, the giraffe loses footing and the lions pounce on it. This giraffe kill was on the side of teh road, though it was a gravel road, but who knows.
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Old Feb 22, 2006, 1:22 PM   #17
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Thanks to all for your comments. Thanks, too, Jake for editing photo 2. A definite improvement! Care to do all my photos???
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Old Feb 22, 2006, 4:09 PM   #18
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Good shots on the down and dirty (but neccessary) business of making a living. For the lions anyway.
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