What does a lion’s nose look like?
When a lion cub is born is has a pink nose.
Small black spots appear as the lion ages. Young adult lions have spotted noses. Middle-aged lions have patchy noses with large black spots.
The lion’s nose is completely black by the time it is old, at about eight years of age.
A lion can be uniquely identified by its nose.
A lion has whisker spots on each side of its nose, which are different on each side. These whisker spots never change throughout a lion’s life.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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