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Such a Rush by Mouselemur Such a Rush by Mouselemur
Photo taken in August, 2016 @ Olmense Zoo, Belgium

Knowing there are African Lion cubs you *could* see during a trip to the zoo and actually seeing them, are two entirely different things. At least, so experience has taught us.
This time was different though.
When we got to their enclosure, we saw others with big camera lenses already clicking away. Of course, we went right up there to see for ourselves. And what do you know, within no time we spotted all 4 snoozing cubbies :heart: They were all sleeping, some in the sun and others in the shadow, some closer to each other and another one more set apart. But as we stood and watched (and snapped away with our cameras) they crawled over to each other.
It's one of our most memorable zoo trips this year, because we had many opportunities to be with these cubs, see them in different times of the day, active and sleeping and playing and eating. We don't see Lion cubs all that often, so we really took advantage of this chance - even though it was a hot day, with a fierce sun, so not all photos are tip-top perfect, but we do hope you'll enjoy them nonetheless :aww:

Species: African Lion (Afrikaanse leeuw)

Latin name: Panthera Leo

Originates from Africa and West Asia.

Current status: Vulnerable

 Did you know:  

…It is the second-largest living Cat, after the Tiger, but the tallest – at the shoulder – of all living cats.

…Lions are the only members of the Cat family to display obvious sexual dimorphism, meaning that males and females look distinctly different.

…Lions in captivity tend to be larger than Lions in the wild.

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:iconmotherearth01:
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
So very cute, awesome capture!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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:iconmotherearth01:
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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MajikkanBeingsUnite Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: kitty :D :meow: :squee:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: :hug: :meow:
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
Cutey :aww:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thanks :)
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Professional Photographer
Very welcome :)
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:iconkatdr:
KatDr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Awwww, so beautiful and cute! ^-^
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ;) :)
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:iconjorgipie:
Jorgipie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute! Great shot!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
What a lovely little cubbie! :aww:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I took tons and tons of photos of her and her siblings :heart:
There are many more to come :P
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:iconthekingof93:
TheKingof93 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
BABY BABY BABY OUUUUUUH
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: Baby animals are the best ;)
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:iconthekingof93:
TheKingof93 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
YEP
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:iconrobshyster:
robshyster Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful baby!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
She really was :aww:
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:iconlucytherescuedcat:
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, that face! Lovely!:tighthug:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
I just loved how this cubbie was lying like this, and took tons of photos :giggle:
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:iconlucytherescuedcat:
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Precious expression! :hug:
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