Today we got out of our usual rut and spent the day doing something we haven't done in awhile. We went to the Lion Park. The Lion Park is about a 20 minute drive from where I live. I haven't been in a few years for no other reason that we tend to get ourselves into a daily rut and never experience things in our own backyards. So I took some pictures to share with you all.
We started off at Cub World. They have a few Cub enclosure where you can interact with the cubs. Yeah, this little one looks reasonably docile and asleep but trust me, he isn't. I tried to stroke his shoulder and he jumped up and snapped at me. As you can see, I didn't try to touch him again and he was quite happy to nod back off.
|More Lion Cubs|
|Ranger playing with the Black Panthers|
|Hubby feeding a giraffe|
Then we went for a drive around the lion camps. You get to be up real close to the lions and you are warned to keep your windows closed and NOT get out of your vehicle. We have had many tourists who have been eaten by lions after thinking they can get out of their vehicles and get closer. Do not be fooled - these are dangerous animals.
One of the White Lions above starred in the film White Lion. I am not sure which one.
Then we took a drive around the game park.
And of course the Pièce de résistance - we came across a pair of Ostriches "Doing it" not 5m away from our car. This made the kids day!
The Lion Park is a must see for anyone visiting Johannesburg. So if any of you find yourselves on my doorstep sometime in the near future, give me a shout and I'll gladly show you around.