I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.
Mandy, a 15 year old Mandrake at Colchester Zoo in Essex covers her eyes when she wants to be left alone. This gesture has been picked up by other members of the group when they too require solitude. #Mandrake #Animal_Behaviour