Lions In The Shade

I’m back again. We had a good time visiting Topeka this past weekend. #7 must feel like her house is a hotel with a revolving door at this point. You know I can’t pass up an oportunity to visit the zoo and this trip was no exception. However it was a little more fun than usual as D was also pointing the lens at our furry and feathery friends; and #5 had the day off so she was able to go along!

Lioness

Caged Lioness

It was hot and humid and the weather was just yucky; many of the animals were being smarter than us humans and taking long naps in the shade. The lions were taking full advantage of all the shade trees in and around their enclosure to help them keep cool. I’m not sure why, but for some reason, the male lion was doing something I’ve never seen a lion do before. As he slept very close to his large viewing window he was sucking on his tail; just like a child sucking on his thumb.

Lion

Lion's Paw

I wondered if he was just very hot and that is how he soothed himself to sleep; or was he stressed about something? I have no idea but maybe someone out there can fill me in.

 

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