Panthera leo krugeri
The lioness is a big cat that lives from 10-14 years in the wild and, at times, to over 20 years in captivity. This particular lioness was a "white" lion, one that has a recessive gene, one of the sub-species, Panthera leo krugeri. The lioness does most of the hunting in a pride, or family, of lions while the male watches the young when the lioness or lionesses are obtaining meals for the entire pride. They are primarily nocturnal hunters.
Lions range throughout much of Africa, with the exception of in the Sahara, and into parts of southeastern Europe, as well as in some of the Middle East, to include as far east as India. However, predominant populations of lions today are found mostly in wildlife reserves and national parks.
This lioness was part of a pride at the Rhino & Lion Park outside Johannesburg.
Lat: -25.57, Long: 27.46
Spotted on May 27, 2011
Submitted on Feb 15, 2014