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This lioness and her cubs are watching a herd of Zebras off in the distance just before turning around and heading to a fresh Zebra kill for a snack. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013

This lioness and her cubs are watching a herd of Zebras off in the distance just before turning around and heading to a fresh Zebra kill for a snack.

What else is there to do on a hot afternoon after a big lunch? Resting lion pride. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013.  To learn more about lions, go to http://www.defenders.org/african-lion/basic-facts

What else is there to do on a hot afternoon after a big lunch? Resting lion pride. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013. To learn more about lions, go to http://www.defenders.org/african-lion/basic-facts

Some shade is better than no shade under the warm afternoon sun. This lioness is quite content under the sparse cover of an acacia tree. Serengeti National Forest, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013

Some shade is better than no shade under the warm afternoon sun. This lioness is quite content under the sparse cover of an acacia tree.

"Not so fast, I am afraid I'll be left behind."  Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013.

"Not so fast, I am afraid I'll be left behind.

"Where are your manners?  You are suppose to wipe your face clean after eating." Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013

"Where are your manners? You are suppose to wipe your face clean after eating.

Lioness and cubs heading toward a fresh kill.  Note the second cub holding on to the first cub's tail. Youngster will be youngster no matter the species. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013.

Lioness and cubs heading toward a fresh kill. Note the second cub holding on to the first cub's tail. Youngster will be youngster no matter the species.

Lions consume a variety of prey, from wildebeest, impala, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and wild hogs to sometimes rhinos and hippos. When necessary, they will also feed on smaller animals such as hares, birds and reptiles. Lions will also  attack elephants when food is scarce. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013.  Note the tracking collar on Mama.

Lions consume a variety of prey, from wildebeest, impala, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and wild hogs to sometimes rhinos and hippos. When necessary, they will also feed on smaller animals such as hares, birds and reptiles. Lions will also attack elephants when food is scarce. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013. Note the tracking collar on Mama.

This lone male was hanging out on the Serengeti Plain within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013

This lone male was hanging out on the Serengeti Plain within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013

Pair of lions resting  from the mid-afternoon heat in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Serengeti Plain), Tanzania Africa, October 2013

Pair of lions resting from the mid-afternoon heat in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Serengeti Plain), Tanzania Africa, October 2013

An endangered species, leopards are skillful climbers and often drag their food into trees to protect it from scavengers like hyenas and black-backed jackals.  Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Africa, October 201 3

An endangered species, leopards are skillful climbers and often drag their food into trees to protect it from scavengers like hyenas and black-backed jackals.

There are about 1,000 leopards in the Serengeti National Park. Like most of the wildlife we saw in the park, this leopard and a friend paid no mine to humans in vehicles. This one kept on eating despite lots of chatter from tourists. Tanzania, Africa. October 2013.

There are about leopards in the Serengeti National Park. Like most of the wildlife we saw in the park, this leopard and a friend paid no mine to humans in vehicles. This one kept on eating despite lots of chatter from tourists.

Learn more about this cat at http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/leopard/#close-modal  Photo take in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013.

Learn more about this cat at http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/leopard/#close-modal Photo take in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, October 2013.

These lions indeed act like King & Queen of the jungle,  seemingly unaware of the jeeps going by. They were resting unperturbed in the road as an entourage of  a dozen safari vehicles stopped for pictures. Never flinched. Clearly accustom to man and their machines. Tanzania, Africa, 2013.

These lions indeed act like King & Queen of the jungle, seemingly unaware of the jeeps going by. They were resting unperturbed in the road as an entourage of a dozen safari vehicles stopped for pictures. Never flinched. Clearly accustom to man and their machines. Tanzania, Africa, 2013.

This majestic lioness was resting in the shade less than 1 mile from our hotel, the Four Seasons Serengeti. She was not concerned that we were less than 25 yards away on the road. Clearly they know trucks and cars are not a threat.

This majestic lioness was resting in the shade less than 1 mile from our hotel, the Four Seasons Serengeti. She was not concerned that we were less than 25 yards away on the road. Clearly they know trucks and cars are not a threat.

OH, DEER!

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Ethiopian Wolf by M. Watson Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) sitting in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, at 4000m - 4300m elevation. The endangered Ethiopian Wolf is also known as the Simien Jackal, Simien Fox, or Abyssinian Wolf.

Ethiopian Wolf by M. Watson Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) sitting in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, at - elevation. The endangered Ethiopian Wolf is also known as the Simien Jackal, Simien Fox, or Abyssinian Wolf.

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