Scarface, the world’s most famous lion, dies

Scarface, the world's most famous lion, dies

The animal kingdom suffered the departure a couple of months ago of Scarface, the most famous lion in the world, died peacefully, without disturbances and without a fight with any hyena.

Scarface, the world’s most famous lion, dies

If there is an iconic lion in the world, it is “Scarface”.

The wounds on his face and the scar on his right eye have made him a legend.

He has been the subject of several articles in wildlife magazines and on numerous occasions he has been compared to “Scar”, Mufasa’s brother in the Lion King.

But Kenya is in mourning. Scarface died, he died a natural death in the famous Masai Mara nature reserve at the age of 14. The news broke via the Facebook account of the Predator Conservation Program of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, where the animal lived.

“At 1 pm local time, Scarface took his last breath. He died peacefully without any disturbance from vehicles or hyenas. We were the only vehicle on the scene and at his side, waiting to give him any comfort.”

Scarface, the world's most famous lion, dies

The entity was aware of the peculiarity of this lion and they qualify him as “a legend”. As they tell it, Scarface was born in January 2007 and throughout his life he had suffered several injuries from different fights, in one of which he lost his right eyelid. Lions have a life expectancy of 10 to 14 years, so they assure that he had a good life.

The lion lived in a territory of more than 400 square kilometers and was one of the most sought-after animals by tourists visiting the reserve, despite the fact that there were about 800 lions in the area.

Photographer Randall Ball was also saddened by the lion’s death. “The King has died. The lion known as Scarface or Scar for short passed away of natural causes. He was and always will be a legend. He will be remembered around the world as one of the most famous lions of the Masai Mara,” he wrote on his Facebook account, by way of farewell.

He then recounted that Scarface belonged with his brothers to the coalition known as “the four musketeers,” who “dominated the reserve during their reign.” “He was certainly one of the most photographed lions in the world,” he added.

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