A Trip to the Zoo

I came across some photos from a visit to the zoo this last summer while home in Wisconsin.
My favorite of all the animals:  The Lions

Last summer I posted about my love for lions.
photo d'André Carrara
 I came across this lion picture today and can not help but look at a lion and think of how majestic they are.  A couple things have shaped me to think this way about lions.  One being Aslan, the lion in the Narnia Chronicles series.  The author, C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter:
“The whole Narnia story is about Christ.” CS Lewis commented: “Since Narnia is a world of talking beasts, I thought he would become a talking beast there as he became a man here. I pictured him becoming a lion there because a) the lion is supposed to be the king of beasts; b) Christ is called ‘the lion of Judah’ in the Bible.” 
Another influence of mine is the story of Christian the lion.  This is the story of a lion that was rescued by two men and later released into the wild.  After a year apart, the now grown lion, reunited with the men that raised him and greeted them with such love.  Incredible.
Other amazing lion pictures here, here, here, here, and here.

1 comment:

  1. Such amazing photos!! I love how animals have their own personalities. Lions are definitely beautiful creatures. I was wondering who's job it is to brush out that monkey's hair?? He looks like a grump! haha