Original Wildlife Oil Paintings - African Wildlife Painting of Lion
Dimensions of oil painting - 46cm x 61cm (18"w x 24"h)
Title - ' Primal Scream '
Wildlife Painting of Lion
The inspiration for this painting was a photo of a Lion yawning but when I finished the oil painting it look more like a scream leading to my decision to name the oil painting "Primal Scream". The painting was done on a stretched canvas with a painted raised edge of about 1,4 inches - the painting can therefore be hanged as is and you do not have to spend anything more on a frame for the oil painting.
Some facts about Lions
With the males reaching a mass of 180 - 230 kg and the females a mass of 120-160 kg, the Lion is the largest carnivore in Africa. Lions have a life expectancy of thirteen to fifteen years.
Being sociable animals, lions live in prides of up to thirty members led by one dominant male. They will also hunt in groups of two or more especially when the prey is a large one such as Zebra. The lions will try and get as close as possible to the prey before they go in for the kill. Stalking the prey with heads low, legs bent and bodies tense to react they will strike only when the prey is not looking in their direction. The lions will generally rush at the pride and scatter it in a panic with other lions cutting off one member from the rest of the pride.
The best positioned lion will surge forward and leap onto the rump and shoulders of the chosen prey to throw it off balance. The prey is then grabbed by the throat and strangled.
Lions usually start their feeding at the groin area of the prey where the skin is soft. The skin is torn open and the intestines exposed which are the first thing the lion eats. The male lions will often push the females off the prey and only allow them to feed once they have their fill. Only once the females are finished will the cubs get their chance to feed. If their is still meat left the lions will stay behind to guard the carcass from other scavengers.
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