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Lion Walking Across the Masai Mara by Anne-Marie Kalus

Masai Mara - Kenya

Living in prides of up to 30 individuals at one time, Lions are very social creatures. Prides generally include three males, a number of females, and their young cubs. External factors such as famine and drought can also dictate the size of prides, with numbers increasing or decreasing depending on the availability of food and water. Both male and female lions have a roar that can be heard 8km away. 

Males and Females also hold very different and distinct roles in the pride. Male lions guard the territory, which can be as large as 260 square km, by chasing away intruders and marking their territory with urine. Females are in charge of hunting, using team work to take down prey.