Posted on December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Although we often think of him as the largest of the cats The Lion, Panthera leo,
is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. They currently reside in the wild in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia. Something we don't often think about is that until 10,000 years ago they lived in the Americas from the Yukon to Peru. They live for 10-14 years in the wild, but in captivity they can live longer - for more than 20 years.
We include them in every zoo trip possible, and we romanticize them in memorable books and movies. We see Inge-Glas' Grand Mane Christmas Ornament and immediately think of Aslan in the C.S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia series of seven books (of which The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the most highly read). Just as quickly, the delightful movie and stage productions of The Lion King come to mind.
As the Lion King, Aslan, or simply possibly the most regal of all animals, Grand Mane is a magnificent addition to your Christmas Tree.