Caturday felid

August 15, 2009 • 12:02 am

by Greg Mayer

These two lions are father and son. The son is 23 months old.

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Adult male lion at Racine Zoo
23 month old male lion at Racine Zoo
23 month old male lion at Racine Zoo

Note that at 23 months, the cub is nearly as big as his father, and has lost most, if not all, of the juvenile spotting earlier noted by Jerry. In the full size photo, there’s the slightest hint of some spotting remaining on his right thigh.

5 thoughts on “Caturday felid

  1. Nice – a very good example how dominant males can delay the onset of typical characters of sexual maturity in inferior males.

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