Monday, 15 August 2011

Mosaic Monday: Sleepy Lions

2011-08-13 zoo

Sometimes in the morning it’s just hard to get out of bed!

Did you know that a lion spends about 20 hours a day just sleeping?

In one of the ladies’ loos at the zoo (perhaps in the gents’ as well
– that I wouldn’t know), they keep playing the song:

♫ In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight…♫

Haven’t been able to get it out of my head since my visit!!!

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Read more about the history of our zoo here:
It All Started With One Lion

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  1. Lovely shots......particularly the female.

  2. mr and mrs, so very very beautiful. i love her face all smushy smushy with sleep. did not know they slept that much, maybe that is why our Baby girl sleeps 20 hours a day, she is part ridegback hound and they are called lion dogs.

  3. 20 hours!!!! Well, I had heard they sleep a lot, but that only leaves four hours awake! This one looks so content and peaceful!! Even with a camera in his face!

  4. You may say that they're sleeping, but I still wouldn't want to tip toe past them!


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