This is an Asiatic Lion, of which (so the information presented by Bristol Zoo states) there are only about 300 left in the world.
That is profoundly depressing, human beings suck.
Neither of these photos are as sharp as would like, but given they were both taken through thick and dirty glass they are about as good as I could get.
So apologies for the somewhat blurry images, but who doesn’t love a lion sunning himself on a boiling hot day in July. In Bristol Zoo.
Thanks for looking.