Rare Black-Maned Ethiopian Lion Caught on Video

Rare Black-maned Ethiopian Lion (Photo: Çağan Şekercioğlu)

A National Geographic explorer spotted the adult male on a recent expedition to Bale Mountains National Park.

Not Çağan Şekercioğlu. Instead, he took a deep breath and kept his camera rolling from inside his vehicle, capturing a rare video of an Ethiopian lion. (See 15 intimate portraits of lions.)

Şekercioğlu, a National Geographic Explorer and ornithologist at the University of Utah, recently traveled to the Bale Mountains National Park to study the long-term effects of climate change on birds. On the long drives between birding sites, he also conducted mammal road surveys.

Read more at: National Geographic