Lions, like the majestic star who growls at the beginning of MGM movies, don’t spend all their time in Hollywood. And they can do much more than roar when they wish to speak. Among other sounds, lions can meow!

I’m assured the mail lions have no need of hairdressers to maintain their hairdoos.

When lions stalk their prey, their tails straighten horizontally. In addition to their sharp teeth, they have substantial claws. Even if you are in a hurry, you might want to give a lion the right away.

As might be suspected of a cat, lions can sleep 20 hours a day.

Chapter 2 of Tattoo speaks of my walk with three lions, “Walk with Pride,” in Zimbabwe.

Lions are endangered, mostly due to the erosion of their natural habitats. Sadly, since March of 2018, the USA no longer bans the importation of lion trophies (hunted and killed lions).

Botswana: afternoon nap

Whatever you do, don’t talk to them Martha.

Leader of the pack – while the females do most of the hunting, the male eats first.

I hear purring.

Here are 15 interesting facts about lions.

“Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people.”  Will Cuppy, The Great Bustard and Other People

“A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.”  GeorgeR R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“A lion runs the fastest when he is hungry.”— Salman Khan

TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind by Tina Marie L. Lamb is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble and iBooks and Audible.

Buy it. Read it. (Or listen to it.) Let me know what you think. –TMLL

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