From motherhood to hunting, lionesses key to big-cat success

While the family life of African lions is nurturing and cooperative, it can also be cutthroat.


Lion family structure and behavior are all about control and survival. Females live cooperatively in groups called prides and are responsible for the caring and nurturing of the family, including doing most of the hunting. The primary job of males is to protect and reproduce...

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