Photo Courtesy: Cousin Bonnie
Welcome back! This is my second post about the Mysore zoo. This time I went with my cousin and her friend. We saw lots of activity. There were pregnant Leopard moms that were so ready to give birth. We also saw a very sick Zebra that needed to be tranquilized in order to be treated. But today I want to share about Asiatic Lions and the One-horned Indian Rhinoceros.
Asiatic lions are very different to African lions because African lions are much bigger than Asian lions and they have more color and they eat more. I think that Asian lions look less stronger. Here are 3 things about the AsiaticLions.
- Asiatic lions live in the middle east of India, in the Gir National Forest.
- They are very low in number and “endangered,” which means very close to being extinct in the wild. (I read it in the zoo)
- Did you know that there is a World Lion Day that is celebrated on August 10th
Well, that was a little bit about the Asiatic Lions. The next animal is kind, friendly, cute and sometimes, fierce.
Rhinos are very scary but the ones I saw in the zoo were kind and playful. They actually came up to their care taker and were being fed by him. They had been vaccinated that morning and were a little wounded as well.
- Rhinos live in Africa, India, Indonesia and Malaysia in swamps and rain forests. The one in the zoo were the Indian One-Horned Rhino.
- Rhinos have shields on them and they eat bananas & leaves and they use their lips to get their food.
- Rhinos have poor eyesight but great sense of hearing and smell.