THIS big cat clearly thinks the sizzling heat is great for lion about in.
The lounging beast seemed to be enjoying the English summer – with temperatures to top the Sahara this week.
A lion at Yorkshire Wildlife Park lounges about in the heatwave[/caption]
His keepers were celebrating World Lion Day while he relaxed at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
The pride at the park in Doncaster were rescued from terrible conditions at a Romanian zoo a decade ago.
The number of wild cats living in Africa has dropped from 200,000 to just 20,000 in the past century.
Last week we told how a lion cub had his legs broken by his Russian owners in a bid to stop him from escaping while being used as a photo prop for tourists.
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Simba was just a few weeks old when he was taken from his mother last year.
This year, as he grew bigger, his owners broke his legs. They also ‘tortured and beat’ him in a months-long campaign of cruelty.
The crippled animal was at the point of death when it was rescued.
The big cat lets out a big yawn as the mercury climbs up to 37C[/caption]
The male lion was snapped cooling off in the green grass[/caption]
The lion is part of a pride at the park in Doncaster[/caption]
The magnificent beast was rescued from terrible conditions at a Romanian zoo[/caption]
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