Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L is for Lion

Growl


San Diego Zoo Safari Park photo
San Diego Reader
We live near The Safari Park, located in San Pasqual valley, in San Diego County.  Animals from the Savannah in Africa live in a uniquely designed area that accommodates the needs of the animals.  

They all live in well hidden borders.

With the exception of lions and tigers, of course…they live in natural enclosures and unbreakable plexiglass.  Scare the daylights out of me.

Here is a collection of lion words:

Lion’s share
Lion’s mane
Lionized
Lion heart
Into the Lion’s mouth
Lion’s den
Lion and the lamb
Cowardly lion
Lion of Judah
Lion in winter
Sea lion
Mountain lion
Lion fish
The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe
Christ, the Lion of Judah
Beard the lion
I know bloggers are running out of steam.  This is about 120 words.


40 comments:

  1. I was just 'lion around' this morning. That's one big kitty cat.

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    1. The closer they come to the unbreakable plexi-glass wall, the bigger they become.

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  2. Look at those teeth! And the lioness is like "Yeah, whatever." I'm guessing she's got some nice teeth of her own.

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    1. He knows he can roar all he wants, but she is the one who brings in the bacon.

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    1. Hearing that roar eight feet away is amazing and downright scary.

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  4. That's a pretty scary picture! Looks like husband and wife fighting.

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    1. You know, it kinda does look a domestic argument. She will let him roar all he wants, but in the end...

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  5. Did you know that it is the lioness who does the hunting and provides the food? I guess the lion does not want to mess up his beautifu mane. He is gorgeous and I can understand wanting to please him.

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  6. Susan, we are both thinking Lion today.
    You know what they say about great minds. LOL

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    1. We have our own wave-length, don't we?

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  7. Maybe he's mad because she doesn't want to make another lion lol

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    1. Cutting off the sex is one way to anger an endangered species.

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  8. Lions are King. They don't need a lot of words. The pic says it all

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    1. Yes, an open maw filled with sharp teeth, coupled with huge paws, says a lot.

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  9. LOL Pat's comment cracked me up. She does kind of look like she's giving him the brush off.

    Lions are so beautiful but I am definitely content to just look at pics and not see any in the flesh. At least not up close.

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    1. Lions, tigers, and bears--all best viewed from a distance and behind a big safe wall.

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  10. Hubby worked at our local safari park as a part time security guard. He said it was fascinating to hear the lions roaring and grunting at night. They were always shut up and not allowed to roam.

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    1. Oh, I'd love to hear some of his stories!

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  11. Safari Park? I remember a Wild Animal Park (that I haven't been to since I was a kid), but I hadn't heard of a Safari Park. Sounds like a great place to visit.

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    1. Wild Animal Park was re-named Safari Park for some obscure reason. It is part of the moniker San Diego Zoo. And it is an amazing place to visit.

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  12. I have no desire of ever seeing a lion unless it's safely confined. Scary creatures!

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    1. You could watch a NatGeo documentary. That does it for me!

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  13. I just had the unique pleasure of getting to go "inside" a lion's enclosure at a local zoo. Not all the way mind you, but up inside the outer fence. When a lion roars, it is an unbelievable sound. Fierce is the only way I can describe it. I found out that the houses that are almost a two miles away from the zoo have reported hearing those roars!!

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    1. The lion enclosure and the rest of the park is in between valleys, like an amphitheater. I have heard the same, and it is unneving.

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  14. I have a huge weakness for the big cats. Well for all cats. And the lioness does most of the work. Which seems familiar somehow...

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    1. Even thousands of years ago, the hierarchy has changed. How about that?

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    2. Even thousands of years ago, the hierarchy has changed. How about that?

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    3. No matter the passage of time, the lioness does the hunting while the lazy lion his dibs on the food.

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  15. Lions are such beautiful cats to watch

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    1. Lions move with graceful power, don't they.

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  16. Lions are so great to watch-any cat actually. They need all the help we can give. Love the word groupings!

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    1. Thanks, Birgit! Sad to think that such a magnificent animal is being threatened.

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  18. I love visiting our local safari park and driving through the big cat enclosures. They come right up to the car, check us out. They look so cuddly and adorable and I have to remind myself they could easily kill me before the keepers could intervene.

    TD Harvey
    A to Z participant
    http://www.tdharveyauthor.com

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  19. I love lions just so long as they keep their distance.

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  20. I loved 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe! :) I did not love reading about how lions pick off people in certain places, when they grow too tired to walk anymore and take a short snooze. ;) Some lines in books just haunt ya' :)

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  21. I've been to the safari park and loved it. Lions are beautiful animals, but very scary.

    You can find me here:
    ClarabelleRant

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  22. I love lions (and tigers) and love that picture.
    I'm a Leo myself horoscopically speaking.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!