Lion versus Jacque

Jacque from Makweti Safari Lodge was out and about with guests one day when they witnessed a large male lion stretching up to his full height and scratching his claws across the bark of the high up in the tree.

This is most probably part of territorial marking behaviour.

A while later Jacque returned to the same tree and posed for this photo to give a comparison as to how large the male lion actually is. The highest point in the tree scratched by the lion was 3.15m above ground level. A truly amazing way to be shown the size of these impressive animals!