I’m certain you already knew this–isn’t everyone born knowing this? (My dad and mom’s favorite statement when something is soooo obvious)…but I was looking over some of my zoo pictures, and voila! Lions have spots!!!
Okay, so this is what I know: Jaguars and Leopards have spots (rosettes), and tigers have stripes, and lions… well, they’re supposed to be solid color! Or so I thought. So when did lions begin to have spots???
Maybe these are just really old lions and the spots aren’t like their natural coloration but… the dreaded–age spots.
So if you didn’t know it… lions and lionesses have spots.
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Amazing animals, beautiful. I didn’t know they had spots. 😉
Thanks, Pam. Yeah, me either! 🙂
Wow, I thought they were a solid color. Great picture.
Me too, Caryn. I really wouldn’t want to get too close to see though. LOL 🙂
so pretty!!!great info!!!
Aren’t they pretty? Something about big cats that are so appealing, Jennifer!