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Male lion (Panthera leo) lying down. This social carnivore spends most of its time relaxing in shady areas. Female members of a lion pride do most of the hunting, the male forcibly taking a share of the food after a kill has been made. P. leo is found in savannah and scrubland in sub- Saharan Africa and in scattered areas of India.
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