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Lion Fountain in the Yemin Moshe
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 14.08.2013 Photo number: 19318 Views: 26k
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Lion Fountain in the Yemin Moshe
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 14.08.2013 Photo number: 19376 Views: 46k
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Lion Fountain in the Yemin Moshe
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 14.08.2013 Photo number: 19300 Views: 20k
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Lion Fountain in the Yemin Moshe
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 14.08.2013 Photo number: 19381 Views: 24k
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Lion Fountain in the Yemin Moshe
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 14.08.2013 Photo number: 19364 Views: 23k
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Lion Fountain in the Yemin Moshe
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 14.08.2013 Photo number: 19368 Views: 24k
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Lion's Gate of the Old City at night
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 28.04.2010 Photo number: 15271 Views: 30k
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Lion's Gate of the Old City at night
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 28.04.2010 Photo number: 15272 Views: 20k
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Jerusalem Leons
Photographer: © Александр Date: 08.02.2007 Photo number: 6604 Views: 20k
Asiatic Lion
The lion is the symbol of the modern city of Jerusalem, and until the 12th century, lions lived in the hills surrounding the city. The local inhabitants were both awed and intimidated by the power of this most spectacular of animals. In fact, the Bible uses seven different names to refer to the lion.

Lions have gradually disappeared from many regions of the world as a result of habitat destruction and reckless hunting, as well as exploitation for the purpose of public amusement; in the days of the Roman Empire for instance, lions would be imported to entertain the masses by doing battle with either human gladiators or other animals. Eventually they became extinct throughout much of their former ranges. But unlike many of the populations of African lions that continue to thrive today, the formerly vast population of the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) has now been confined to the Gir Forest of northwest India, where only a few wild remnants still persist. The Asiatic lion is exceptionally rare, and is in extreme danger of extinction. Our Asiatic lions are part of the breeding project of the European Endangered Species Program (EEP).

http://www.jerusalemzoo.org.il/english/upload/tour/lion.html
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 26.10.2005 Photo number: 2644 Views: 92k
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Jerusalem. Center City.
Lion on the area...
Photographer: © Pes & Lev Date: 22.05.2005 Photo number: 1555 Views: 19k
Jerusalem Leons
Photographer: © Gidon Date: 16.12.2006 Photo number: 6258 Views: 11k