Tanzania 2004

Driving through the eastern part of the crater we saw another car standing near a pride of lions. Some mintues after we arrived a young lion walked straight to our car and lay down in the shadow under the car. Within some minutes the whole pride did the same, including some three months old cubs. I have seen many lions, but never was so close to them. I had to resist the temptation to touch the back of this dominant male when he was standing up later.

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