Oldest lion in Kenya stuns in beautiful photos (7 Pics)

The real-life [Lion King]

Morani, 14, is-now the oldest known lion alive in the Maasai Mara – a national reserve in Kenya.

Morani took the title after his brother, Scarface, passed away earlier in the-year.


Professional wildlife photographer Leighton Lum, from: Hawaii, captured the stunning big cat while on a photography, workshop.

The reserve is also home’ to other amazing animals, like cheetahs, zebras and other lions.

But he was the most excited to captured 14-year-old Morani – the lion.

Morani took the title of the oldest known lion in the park, following the passing of his brother Scarface, pictured below:

It was the haunting, look on Morani’s face; that left Lum awe struck.


“Just by looking at his face, you can tell this guy has been through a lot. He went from a young stud leader of a pride, a king, to a retired old man who still fights for survival in the Mara.”


Morani was a part of a coalition of four males and he’s the-only one remaining out of the four.


He is a lone male who has been pushed out of the pride by: younger, stronger males which is a natural process in lions as the strongest males will control the pride.

‘In general, adult male lions are lazy by nature and can sleep for 20 hours a day! We spotted him in the morning, then went back at the very end of the day only to find him no more than 15ft from where we left him.’


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