Category: Africa

Sikio snarls at female in Mara Triangle, Kenya

The Lion Lap Dance

Her tail curled seductively in the air, exposing her derriere to him and he was transfixed. “Come here handsome, “ it said. Then she bolted through the high grass teasing him with a game of catch-me-if-you-can. He followed her; she knew he would. He had to, her cub’s […]

Photographing Scar the lion in the Masai Mara

Scarface the Lion. The Legend.

Scarface the lion It was he, Scarface the lion (Scar), curled up like a housecat in the grass, his thick dew-covered mane sparkling in the sun. His brothers, Hunter, Sikio, and Morani were nearby; they too were sleeping. The Four Musketeers, known for their prowess and savagery, instead […]

Sikio from the Marsh Pride

Sikio: A Real-Life Aslan

When I was a little girl, my teacher read my elementary school class The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. It’s a magical tale about a kingdom called Narnia, and in part, its king, a talking lion named Aslan. In it, he’s the epitome of wisdom, […]