• White Lion Cub sleeping Timbavati

    Image ID
    FOT925057
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
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    8.9 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3500 x 2333 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    296 x 198 mm
    11.7 x 7.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    White Lion Cub sleeping Timbavati
    Description
    All over the African continent, from Egypt in the North to Bushmanland in the South, legends of the White Lions existence grace ancient oral traditions and cave paintings. From the distant Nile culture in the North to Zululand's Valley of a Thousand Hills in the South, storytellers spoke of the arrival of these legendary animals. In Senegal in the West, and Somalia in the East, legends proclaim the White Lions magical powers. Yet there is one place only on earth where these mythical creatures have come to life - and that is Timbavati, a wildlife region bordering on South Africa's Kruger National Park. The name Timbavati in the ancient Shangaan language means "the place where something sacred came down to earth - like a bird or angel from the heavens!" So the site of their origin echoes the White Lions' mythical status - a place which saw the birth of a unique breed of snow- white lions with blazing solar manes, and laser eyes! My great Shangaan teacher, the indigenous healer known as the Lion Queen of Timbavati, Maria Khosa, first introduced me to the mystery of the White Lions. This amazing woman proved her own lion-hearted courage by rescuing me, on foot and at night, from a resident pride of angry lions in the Timbavati bushveld. Maria's ancient knowledge, and her lion-hearted actions, changed my life. Maria believed that the White Lions are "Lions of God - who came from the stars." Like that other sacred site, Great Zimbabwe, the clue is embedded in the word Timba-vati: Tsimba - mean
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2011-11-07
    Uploaded on
    2011-12-19
    Collection
    Animals> Wildlife / Pets
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    Conservation
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