One of the four 3-month-old lion cubs at the Woodland Park Zoo. They've been off display until this past weekend, and consequently there was quite a long wait queue for viewing. Their mother is a first-time mum, and four is a large litter, but she's doing a great job. She's very protective, and has been charging the glass when people were too disruptive, so they put in a rope to hold folks back in the viewing area. The glass is very dirty because 1) it's raining, 2) the cubs smear their muddy paws all over it, thinking it's something to play with. Mum's pregnancy was a surprise to everyone. This is her earlier in the year; she was pregnant then!
Feb 19, 2013 8:52:22 amby Adobe_One_Kenobi Online Now! Homepage »
When pregnancy is a surprise, you get the old "Mistake saying" LOL...Well. Those in the human capacity anyway. Great shot hon. I would say not even my plexiglass fix would do anything there. Plus it's good to show them in their natural surroundings :) Way to go love!
Feb 19, 2013 6:48:33 pmby goodoleboy Online Now! Homepage »
My, what big muffin ears you have, little fella.
Nice color and overall effects in this snap, Denise, and really clear considering the condition of the glass.
I find it amusing that the mum charged the glass in her effort to protect the young'ins.
Feb 25, 2013 12:23:19 amby Chipka Homepage »
What a marvel of a shot! I love kittens! Such a kitten shot too...I have quite a few memories of nose prints (and paw prints) on living room picture windows. There's always an innocent looking person responsible for that. I love the inquisitive expression on this little person's face.