AFRICAN LION

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SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Panthera leo

HABITAT:  Sub-saharan Africa

CONSERVATION STATUS:  Vulnerable

FUN FACT:   Lions are the only truly sociable cats.  Family groups, or prides, mainly consist of related females and their young offspring.  Daughters often remain with the pride, but males are driven out at maturity (about 3 years of age). These young males often stay together and form “coalitions.”

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