A lion is pictured taking it easy at a Doncaster wildlife park as temperatures soar across the UK.
The King of the jungle relaxed at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster, as the park celebrates World Lion Day.
The photographs, taken on August 10, show the big cat lying down and enjoying the summer sun.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is highlighting the plight of wild lions who are under threat in their native habitat.
They saved the park’s lions from terrible conditions in a Romanian zoo and brought them to a new life in Yorkshire in 2010 after a public appeal to save them.
The big cat – one of six at the park – enjoyed the sunshine and lazed about in the heat.
I’m lion down: The big cat takes a nap in the summer heat
Enjoying the sun: The big cats were rescued from a Romanian zoo and brought to the UK for a new life
Lazy days: The lion soaks up the sun at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Relaxing: Two of the park’s six lions lie down in the heat
Cooling down: The King of the jungle had a lie down in the Yorkshire sun
Taking it easy: The Park celebrated World Lion Day on August 10
Easy does it: The big cat has a yawn and stretch in the sunshine
Taking a nap: As temperatures soared across the UK the lion’s had a lie down