I am very fortunate in my life to have the opportunity to work with some amazing animals. Most of my experience has been working with tigers, and lions at Six Flags in Vallejo, CA, the Oregon Tiger Sanctuary, and Wildlife Companions in Rio Vista, CA. My work with the big cats eventually led me to conservation and eco-tourism in Ethiopia.
One of the main duties of a male lion in a pride is to fight in order to protect the group from enemies and invading male lions. This pic shows a male lion giving a deadly spinal cord bite to am immature male lion.