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Monday, June 29, 2009

When You're a Lion You're a Lion All The Way: Lion Pride

Lions form prides to defend territory against other lions, not to improve their hunting success, a study reveals.

In doing so, they act much like street gangs, gathering together to protect their turf from interlopers, says a leading lion expert.

The bigger the gang, the more successful the lions are, information that could help conserve wild lions.

The discovery helps explain why lions, uniquely among the cat species, live together in social groups.

link: BBC - Earth News - Lion prides form to win turf wars


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