I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been keeping quite (mostly) and letting the images do the story telling. But I think this is one of, if not the, best photo I’ve taken so far. Aslan is one of the lion cubs at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and this picture is available on my Crated gallery.


2 thoughts on “Aslan

  1. Carol Reamy

    It is hard to correlate this beautiful, majestic creature with the adorable cubs from just a couple years back. I think you should continue to chronicle his various stages as he matures. You are already off to a super start.

    1. matt Post author

      It is… and I am enjoying watching them grow up. Aslan and Boma, the two males, are nearing the age that in the wild Abuto (their father) would eject them: Lion Prides in the wild consist of related females and their cubs. Typically around 2-3 years old, males are ejected from a pride and become nomads until they find a pride to join; and some never do. I wrote to the zoo and asked what would happen here. I was told they’re monitoring it and have the facilities for two prides if necessary. However, the cubs may be sent away if breeding opportunities present themselves.


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