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Jessie Cohen, NZP photographer

Lions live in prides that contain several males and females. Larger males take on more of the territorial duties by scent marking and roaring while females do the majority of the hunting.

The lion is listed as vulnerable on the World Conservation Union's (IUCN's) Red List of Threatened Animals.

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