The real-life Lion King. Morani, 14, is now the oldest known lion alive in the Maasai Mara, a nationwide reserve in Kenya.
Morani took the title after his bro, Scarface, died previously in the year.
Expert wild animals professional photographer Leighton Lum, from Hawaii, captured the stunning big cat while on a photography workshop.
The reserve is also home to other amazing pets, like cheetahs, zebras and other lions.
However he was the most excited to caught 14-year-old Morani the lion.
Morani took the title of the oldest known lion in the park, following the passing of his brother Scarface, imagined below.
It was the haunting look on Morani’s face that left Lum awe-struck.
” Simply by checking out his face, you can inform this guy has been through a lot. He went from a young stud leader of a pride, a king, to a retired old man who still defends survival in the Mara.”.
‘ Morani was a part of a coalition of 4 males and he’s the only one remaining out of the 4.’.
‘ He is a lone man who has actually been pushed out of the pride by younger, stronger males which is a natural process in lions as the greatest males will certainly control the pride.’.
‘ In general, adult male lions are lazy naturally and can rest for 20 hours a day! We spotted him in the early morning, after that went back at the very end of the day only to find him no more than 15ft where we left him.’.
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