Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lions In South Africa

I went to the lion park in South Africa, and was able to enter the lions cage and pet the cubs.
Here we see a tiny little cub just a few months old. They are raised by humans from birth and are acclimated to being pet and scratched under the ears by humans. There is a distinct danger of petting them along the neck as that is how they fight with each other for hierarchy within the pride. If you pet one along the neck, he might bite you in an attempt to retain his position within the pride.
If you find yourself going to South Africa, check out the various animal parks that allow you to play with the cubs of lions, tigers and cheetahs. They cubs are NOT sedated and are simply extremely well trained little furry fellas.

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