A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
215. Roaring lion
JULY 2009: Roaring lion
The zoo in Belo Horizonte, located at the Pampulha Lake, has several principal attractions. Many visitors are mostly found to watch the grumpy gorilla, the cheeky chimps, the colossal elephants, the giraffes with their long necks, and even the roaring lion. The lion couple lives on a moderate, artificial hill in a deep concrete pit, which is surrounded by a high fence. The visitor is therefore guaranteed a spectacular view of the daily routines of this royal couple. The male lion appears a bit of age, but likes to make himself heard once and a while. In the presence of the lioness, the lion stays quiet and docile; however, when he is alone, he loves to roar. A loud roar, to show who really rules the animal kingdom.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016