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A Lion's nose is absolutely incredible!

A Lion's nose is absolutely incredible!

Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

A Lion's nose is absolutely incredible - take a close look at Neptunes' nose...

It is held open by the skull bones and cartilage divided into two quadrants, right and left. As the nose breathes in oxygen, ciliated mucus keeps dust, pollen, bacteria and small insects from entering the throat and lungs. The mucus also serves to warm the air as it enters the body to avoid damage to lung tissue caused by air that is too cold.

You can also tell the age of a lion by the colour of its nose. When lions are born and young their noses are pink, as they grow up they get black spots on their noses and eventually it completely turns black. 

We love Neptunes' nose here!

A Lion's nose is absolutely incredible!

Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

Panthera Africa is an educational centre and a safe haven for ambassador and rescued big cats, where no breeding or trading will take place. We offer educational and enrichments visits. Click on ‘More Info’ below to find out more about Panthera Africa.

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Sunset Visits at Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

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Come and enjoy the early evening with your loved ones as the sun sets and the cats come alive after a long day of rest!

3 Years Ago

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Did you know?

The tigers sense of smell is one of the few that does not contribute to its success in terms of hunting.