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African lion

Panthera leo


The only large cats that live in groups, lions are the second largest cats after the tigers. The females do most of the hunting; they also scavenge for a good part of their diet. Females help one another care for their young.


Sub-Saharan Africa


These two young lions were quite far from the road, resting and playing in the shade.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Thank you, maca1; it was great spotting them!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thank you, Karen. If I had had a larger zoom lens, the photos would have been better but it was very cool to see them!

KarenL 9 years ago

Nice series - the 3rd & 4th photos are very charming!

Maria dB
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Spotted on Feb 11, 2011
Submitted on Jan 19, 2012

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