Illustration Daily: Lion

This one is inspired by Gryffindor lion from Harry Potter. As fantastic as the wizarding world is, last year something pretty amazing happened in the Muggle world. In October two frozen cave lion cubs were found in Siberia. These two lions were frozen for over 12,000 years and have been named Uyan and Dina by researchers. The cave lion went extinct nearly 10,000 years ago and Uyan and Dina will offer researchers a chance to determine how closely this ancient species is related to the modern African lion.

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Lion, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board

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