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Panthera leo


adult male lion with a black mane typical of the Kalahari lion population


Kalahari desert with grassy plains and bushy areas


we first saw / heard this lion travelling along the dune-side across the valley from our campsite (photo 4). Later we came across him again, this time relaxing in the shade of an Acacia tree, on an open pan, apparently asleep but look carefully at his right eye in photo 2 and you can see that while we were observing him, he was keeping a wary eye on us .

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C.Sydes 10 years ago

There are very few Rhino in Botswana, in fact I'm not sure if we have any in the wild; if so they would be Chobe area. We do have a protected population in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary which, as far as I'm aware, hasn't been targeted. I've never managed to get to see them, yet.

Smith'sZoo 10 years ago

i understand, us "City Sleekers" (i live in Cape Town) are spoiled with internet at home. But that can't take away my love for Africa and the animals we have here. It is unlike any place in the world. I've not been to Botswana, but one day soon, ill make my way there too.
Do you not have many Rhino's and therefore don't see them that often? What does the poaching of Rhino's in your area look like?

C.Sydes 10 years ago

unfortunately I didn't have a camera on the only occasion I saw a rhino, which was many years ago. Glad you enjoyed my pics; I enjoy sharing them - time is the main limitation with posting them as I have to wait until I'm in town.

Smith'sZoo 10 years ago

Look at that. Sleeping in the shade like only a "King" can. Congrats on amazing pics. All your spots are amazing. I would love to live in Botswana! Do you perhaps have any spots of Rhino's in the area?

C.Sydes 10 years ago

Thanks for the link

KarenL 10 years ago

They look so lovely when they are resting like this!

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Kweneng District, Botswana

Spotted on Dec 1, 2007
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012

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