Renowned for its majesty and nicknamed “the king of the jungle,” the lion possesses both beauty and strength. Lions vary in colour but typically sport light yellow-brown coats. Mature male lions are unique among big cats due the thick brown or black manes that encircle their necks and protect them while fighting.
The lion population in Africa has been reduced by half since the early 1950s. Today, fewer than 21,000 remain in all of Africa.
We have 2 brown lions: Thabo (male), Thandi (female). Thabo is very gentle and sometimes needs to put his paw down between his two females, as while Spring has an even gentler nature, Spring can be rather bossy.