Is there a difference between Lion in the Kalahari Gemsbok Park and say those of the Kruger National Park? According to the experts the Kalahari Lion have adapted to the arid conditions. To me they have a difference in colour and maybe even size, not that I was prepared, in either case, to vacate my vehicle with a measuring tape and scale.
The Lion of the Kalahari appear bigger or fatter, almost cuddlier, again not a theory I was prepared to test, but below are two photos I took of Lion, the left, of one in the Kruger and the right, one of the Lion in the Kalahari.. The Kalahari being on the West side of the country and the Kruger on the East side..
The colour is definitely different and that of the Kalahari looks better fed… not that I was going to take a closer look on foot in either case..
But where the Lion is persecuted and shot for its skin in so many parts of Africa… are these not a thing of beauty that should be enjoyed, rather being shot with a camera.??