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Tree climbing lions of Ishasha Uganda is not as popular safari destination as Kenya or Tanzania but it has its own treasures. One of the highlights was definitely the tree climbing lions (or better lionesses) of Ishasha. Ishasha is a sector of Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda. Hard to believe, we were the only vehicle in this section of the park and it was high season in July. We even camped alone in a campsite on the bank of Ishasha river. That was a thrilling experience - a small backpacking tent and hyenas howling around us all night! Geotagged,Lion,Panthera leo,Uganda Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Tree climbing lions of Ishasha

Uganda is not as popular safari destination as Kenya or Tanzania but it has its own treasures. One of the highlights was definitely the tree climbing lions (or better lionesses) of Ishasha. Ishasha is a sector of Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda. Hard to believe, we were the only vehicle in this section of the park and it was high season in July. We even camped alone in a campsite on the bank of Ishasha river. That was a thrilling experience - a small backpacking tent and hyenas howling around us all night!

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  1. Sounds like an amazing experience! Posted 3 months ago
  2. Wonderful experience Luka, have looked at Uganda over the past 2 years but still too far - I remember tenting in Amboseli in 1981 with a big full moon when an elephant walked between the moon and us, quite an experience! Posted 3 months ago
    1. I can already see the elephant scene how it would look through my viewfinder :) Amboseli must have been amazing - in 81 Kilimanjaro was probably still covered in snow! Posted 3 months ago
      1. Yes plenty of Glacier in evidence and some wonderful elephants!! Posted 3 months ago
  3. Nice example of how adaptable lions are. Another example I saw in a documentary where they spent a lot of time swimming to get to their prey. Posted 3 months ago
  4. I love this pose. she knows she's the queen!
    and what a wonderful experience!
    Posted 3 months ago
    1. She must have sweet dreams by the looks of her face! And a full belly... Posted 3 months ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    Happy Monday! Does anyone else envy this napping lion?! {Panthera leo spotted in Uganda by Luka Esenko} #JungleDragon

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted 2 months ago
  6. cute queen .. ! Posted 2 months ago

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The lion is one of the five big cats in the genus ''Panthera'' and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies found in Africa. With some males exceeding 250 kg in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger.

Similar species: Carnivorans
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Uploaded Mar 8, 2021. Captured in Unnamed Road, Uganda.