Young Male Lion, Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya, Africa

August 2017

The age of male lions can be estimated through the size of their mane. Manes continue to develop throughout the adulthood of a lion, increasing in bushiness and changing in colour in the Maasai Lions from golden through to black. This lion is around 5 years of age and does not yet have his own pride. He was accompanied by another young adult male lion of a similar age. 

He looked like he was eyeing me up for lunch, but was really more interested in resting than eating. With so much food around during the migration there are easier things for him to eat than humans inside a big metal box of a van.

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