This Lion is called ‘Tom’ and lives in a Zoo in the Czech Republic. For many locals it is the majestic representation of this species.
Whenever we think of the word “Lion”, the idea of ”The King of the Jungle” comes to mind, even though they live in the savannah. These felines are undoubtedly majestic and it is because of their large size and beautiful fur that we can all recognize them.
In the Na Hrádečku zoo, located in the Czech Republic, there is a lion that has stolen many sighs from zoo visitors, because in true Alex style, the Lion of Madagascar, seems to model all the time.
And this is thanks to his great size and particular hair, which waves beautifully in the wind, as if it were cut on purpose to make him a catwalk model. Tom is a 5-year-old lion with disheveled locks who is already used to people.
Photographer Robert Grim , 51, learned the story of this huge ‘kitten’, which was rescued by the zoo as it was being moved illegally and now lives happily in its space at the zoo.
According to Grim’s words, this lion looked like he had just left his appointment with a stylist because, even though he did what he always does and prepared himself to receive few ‘good’ photos of the feline, it would seem that the lion was modeling him. Whenever I pressed the shutter, the image looked worthy of a magazine cover.
For its part, the Na Hrádečku Zoo took the opportunity and used the photos to show visitors the importance of caring for these species. If we achieve a greater commitment to caring for animals, more people will be able to appreciate the beauty of these animals and be happy.
“We participate in conservation projects. We try to educate the general public on nature conservation issues, for example through guided tours. We are also involved in legislative changes related to the protection of animals,” reads its website.