Tanzania Safari: Namiri Plains, Day 8

We went big on our last full day on the Namiri Plains… and by big, I mean BIG cats! It was all about lions and cheetahs today; we saw a lot!

The lion photographed here is named Ziggy, like Ziggy Marley, because of his dreadlocks. 

The tall grasses can wreak havoc on a lion’s mane – their hair gets entwined on the grasses causing massive tangles and mats, which eventually become dreadlocks. Without a comb (or leave-in-conditioner) in sight, the dreadlocks keep growing – it’s almost impossible to stay well groomed for a lion with a sizable mane like Ziggy’s.

Blogging live from the Namiri Plains, Serengeti National Park.

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