Play with Me!
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|Cats, small or big, are the same - they love lay in the sun, walk own's path and be cute. Even if they are maneaters like this beautiful pair of Asiatic Lions. As I said before, Asiatic Lions live now only in Gir, India and few ZOOs.|
Gir Widllife Sanctaury is the last refuge of Asiatic lions in India and the lion population residing in the park is a little over 300. The whole coverage area of Gir Sanctuary is about 560-square-mile (1,450-sq-kms). Prey animals are also generally smaller in Gir than they are in Africa, and hunting groups tend to be even smaller. The lions themselves aren’t as big as the African lions, and they have shorter manes and a long fold of skin on their undersides that many lions in Africa don’t have.
In 1901, the King of Junagadh invited the then Viceroy Lord Curzon to Gir for a hunt. Lord Curzon backed off at the last moment when as if by providence a letter in a local newspaper criticised the damage a Viceroy's visit would cause to a species on the verge of extinction. Wisely, he requested the King to protect the last surviving animals in his territory. The total Lion population was around 20 when the Nawab enforced a ban on hunting. This move resulted as the first conservation effort for the continuous well being of the Lions.
After India got its independence from the British rule in 1947, the government had come to realise the importance and fragile nature of this last bastion of the Asiatic lion, and the Nawab’s Lion conservation policy was upheld. Naturalists were assigned to study and take a census of the Gir’s lion population, which at that time was around 200 lions.
The Indian government then created the Gir National Park and Lion Sanctuary - collectively known as the Gir Protected Area (PA), covering over 1,000-sq-kms. The sanctuary area is made up of dry scrubland with hills, rivers, and teak forest. In addition to the lion population, the wildlife attractions of Gir PA includes Leopards, Antelopes, Deer, Jackals, Hyenas, and Marsh Crocodiles.
Kings and rulers of India have always used Lion as a powerful symbol of their leadership. Even if conservation was not exactly their main motive, but the association between the beast and ruler has helped in saving the Asiatic lion from extinction. If Nawab of Junagardh hasn't taken the initiative, the Gir Lions would most likely have disappeared by now. What came of his conservation effort, are the 300 lions that today live in and around the Gir Forest.
More info on http://www.indianwildlifeportal.com/wildlife-of-india/asiatic-lion.html
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- [2005-01-13 7:44]
She rules, He endures, seems like a normal relationship to me. Very nice Grzegorz. Good post
Composition: **** (can't give you 5, you're a men)
Great shot, except of the BG. Very funny faces.
the poor king, all he can do is submit ;)
very good, funny picture. looks like he is sticking out his tongue ??
Oswietlenie nie bylo za dobre, są przepaly na kotkach.
Kompozycyjnie za duzo tej trawy na dole.
Najpierw kwiatki z lampa... teraz zoo... Prosze wybacz mi, ze na razie sie powstrzymuje od komentarzy... Mysle ze masz olbrzymi potencjal, oczekuje naprawde wspanialych zdjec :)
Grzegorz, This is a very noteworthy shot for its playful content and facial expressions alone. Exceptional note, well done!
- [2005-01-14 3:13]
King Leo looks like a bored old man who doesn't want to play. Good shot Greg. Love their expressions.
I would like to play with your lions! But... I'm not sure to back to you after that :-)
Very interestin photo.. I love a sense of humour of this lion :-)
Contrary to popular belief these critter do not play nicely. :) They have the sharpest of claws and even the little ones leave scars when playing. Cute moment captured here Greg. Nice shot, well done.
- [2005-01-15 10:01]
Superbe pose, une vue plus proche aurait peut etre eviter de prendre le mur.
- [2005-01-15 10:31]
Typical female, she is struggling him - look at his tongue!
This is a beautiful moment and you captured it well. The good thing here is that they do not know of the horroble predicament that their species is in.
The composition is good and the note great.
Very well done and thanks for posting
- [2005-01-19 5:56]
Bawią sie jak dzieci. Bardzo miłe zdjęcie. Milutkie kociaczki.