I’m not 100 % sure about it as lions are not really my thing , but the mane on the male specimen is pretty thin and blonde which that subspecies seems to have.
A question , was there lots of African species represented in the taxidermy collection ? or also species from other parts of the world ?
I need to thank you Nagnabodha as your photo has reminded me of something I’ve been thinking of for a while. I’ve been considering adding an entry for France of “Parc Des Felins” where that species is kept. It’s a really beautiful feline conservation centre just outside of Paris in spectacular rural surroundings that maintains breeding groups of most of the worlds endangered wild cat species.
One of the best “Zoos” (I guess I’m uneasy of putting it in that category as it is much more than a zoo and its organizational ethics are astoundingly good) I’ve ever been to. I have very fond memories of being there with my dad a couple of years back when it was pouring down with rain , got soaked to the skin but in spite of the downpour it was a lovely and unforgettable day trip.