Today, the lions were the most interesting animals at the zoo. There are three lionesses and one lion at our zoo. The lion was focusing all his attention on one lioness today. Not the lioness pictured above; she was contentedly sunning herself. The lioness receiving all the attention was restless. She is the one pacing behind the lion below. The lion looks all cute and kittenish here, but he was marking that tree, not sweetly scratching his head. I was wondering if the favorite was in heat or pregnant or what.....I don't know enough about lions to know what would merit a lioness all that attention. There were no visible signs of either of my guesses, but I'm hoping for cubs.
Those are my "good" lion photos for the 365, ie they are in focus. The next ones are blurry, but they show the lion in action, which I think you'll want to see. When the lions were fed (lucky us - we happened upon feeding time!), the restless lioness held back about getting food, letting the other two go first, but the lion was not at all pleased with this plan and chased off the other lionesses until his favorite went down from the rock where she was perched and ate. The lion himself did not eat. He just watched her eat.