From the safety of our four-wheel drive vehicle, we never tired of watching lions, cheetahs and leopards in Africa. This cuddly lion pair in the Masai Mara barely even noticed us.

What amazed us most about big-cat behavior was its similarity to our own feline’s. As we watched them, visions of our fierce home tabby, Diddy, quickly came to mind. When they’re not spending their energy in search of food, both cats are completely chilled or in a state of slumber.

We even found a lion asleep in a tree – further proof there’s no limit to a cat’s propensity for snoozing.