See the Funny Face This Huge Lion Makes When He Lets Out a Huge Sneeze
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Watching anyone gearing up for a sneeze is often nothing less than hilarious. Well, animals are no different than we are as humans! They sneeze too, and it’s perhaps just a bit more funny to watch an animal do it, let alone a lion!
Lion Sighting in Kruger National Park
The video shown just above takes us to the Kruger National Park located in South Africa. This video was shared by Fifi’s Corner that is an excited wildlife enthusiast. They post regularly from Kruger National Park sharing videos of animals such as impalas, elephants, zebras, leopards, wild dogs, ostriches, birds, giraffes, and lions to list a few.
Funny Lion Sneezing
At the start of this video, we see a massive male lion, the king of the jungle walking around his territory. He is roaming his territory and making sure everything in his kingdom is going right. We see that he starts to slow down as if something is wrong.
Suddenly at 15 seconds, he halts and we see him raise one side of his mouth. It gets higher and higher up. He then lets out the biggest sneeze we’ve ever seen! He licks his lips and gets the spit off his chin, and then continues about his day.
How Much Territory Do Lions Have?
Do you remember that scene in The Lion King, when the father Mufasa is talking to his son Simba as they are high up on the rock and overlooking their land, and Mufasa says “Look Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom.” Well, this might be true in the metaphorical term of territory for lions as the king of the jungle; however, in reality, their territory isn’t as large as the entire kingdom of Africa.
Lions and their prides are highly territorial animals. Depending on the size of the pride, and the dominant male lion, they can have a territory of anywhere from 20-400 square miles.
The National Library of Medicine inputs that “Adult male lions maintain a territory largely contiguous with that of their home range and discourage rivals from entering these by patrolling, scent-marking and roaring.”
In the protection of their territory, lions will actively defend it at all costs. And while this lion in the video above was patrolling, he needed to stop to have a little sneeze. Well, it wasn’t so little now, was it?