Lions are more diverse than many may think. Indeed, recent research shows that lions may be comfortably divided into races. An expert on lions can tell you what part of Africa a particular lion is likely from by how it looks. Have a look at these lions:
Anyone who knows anything about lions knows that these are Tarangire lions. Tarangire is a park in Tanzania that I think is somewhat underrated. It could easily be the first choice among parks to visit in Tanzania, rather than the second or third. It has its own migratory system (you can also tell the wildebeest of Tarangire from those of other areas). The leopards here are known to be freakin’ extra big. And the lions not only look different, but they are famous for hanging out in trees. Lions will hang out in trees pretty much anywhere, but here they seem to do it a lot more than in other regions.
There were about a dozen lions on this particular fallen tree (I’m thinking fig tree but can’t be sure) but this is a closeup of just a few of them.
Just don’t make any sudden loud noises.