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Farewell to the ‘King of the Serengeti’: Fearsome lion named after Bob Marley is killed by rivals

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Farewell to the ‘King of the Serengeti’: Fearsome lion named soon after reggae singer Bob Marley is killed by younger rivals soon after ruling the pleasure for 7 several years

The formidable head of a pride of lions has been killed in a vicious attack by more youthful rivals. 

Bob Junior – named following famous reggae singer Bob Marley – was an very photogenic major cat and a enthusiast favorite with tour operators and site visitors, who have paid out tribute to him online. 

With his brother Tryggve, the ‘coolest cat’ in the Serengeti National Park experienced dominated his pleasure for a lot more than seven yrs. 

The lion, who was also recognised as Snyggve and who some considered relished his celeb position, did not place up a fight when he was mauled by youthful rivals on Saturday. 

Tryggve is also believed to have been killed in a independent attack and a special burial is getting planned by wildlife conservationists for the brothers. 

Circle of life: The fearsome big cat had been at the top of his pride for seven years before younger rivals decided that it was time for a bloody coup

Circle of lifestyle: The fearsome significant cat experienced been at the best of his pleasure for seven several years ahead of young rivals made the decision that it was time for a bloody coup 

With his brother Tryggve, the 'coolest cat' in the Serengeti, Bob Junior, made the most of his fame - and always knew when there was a camera around

With his brother Tryggve, the ‘coolest cat’ in the Serengeti, Bob Junior, made the most of his fame – and usually knew when there was a camera all around

Serengeti conservation formal Fredy Shirima informed the BBC that the more youthful rivals would have been plotting to depose their leader. 

‘These incidents typically happen when the head of a pride gets aged or in some cases when the other male lions are not pleased with his regulate more than a significant territory.’

Mr Shirima explained the atmosphere staff have been seeking to determine particularly what fate befell Tryggve, as the assaults that killed the brothers have been individual.  

The Serengetic is household to around 3,000 lions and in the wild, adult male lions have  lifespan of in between eight and 10 yrs.

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