Some more photography of some big cats.
I went for a wander round where I volunteer on a free day and this is always good for me; it’s quiet and I get to see all the cats and spend a little time reflecting, thinking (especially as its nearly a year since my friend and I went round here together – good times 🙂 ) and of course some photography! 😀
This is Manzi – he’s one of 3 brothers and probably the most regal looking of them; he reminds me of Mufasa from the Lion King.
Here is Puna – she’s a female Sumatran tiger; she loves to hide in or just behind her bamboo. Sumatran tigers are highly endangered species; in the wild there are between only 400 – 500 left. Puna has been successful in rearing young for the European Endangered Breeding Program.
These pair of eyes are from another Sumatran tiger – Lumpur. He and his partner Raika came to Wildlife Heritage Foundation from London Zoo, they are quite old for tigers and were retired here to live out a nice and peaceful life together. 🙂
Now for a pride of White lions. This is Themba with Mums – Joy and Sophia and the rest of the almost full grown lionesses. (Jasiri, Nuru, Shaka and Sabi)
They are very beautiful; when I took these photos they were just so relaxed and doing what lions do – lying around! 🙂
This is Mia a cheetah.
She was pretending to be asleep, but I managed to get a clear shot as she sneakily opened her eye. 😀
Last, I thought I would do a bit of a comparison for you. On the left is a dainty Cheetah paw and to the right is the pad of probably the biggest tiger here – Tamair.
I love Tamair, he’s a very old for a tiger – just over 18 but he still is in really good health, hopefully once I have gone through all the photographs I took I can show just how big he is.
I do have more photographs but like I said I still have to go through and edit them. Hopefully I will be able to have another blog about the cats sooner rather than later. 😀