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Baby lion with sleeping mother

Baby lion with sleeping mother, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Caption: Baby lion tries to persuade its sleeping mother to play, Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana. © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon EOS 400D (EOS Digital Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom; Focal Length: 300mm; Aperture: F5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/400; ISO: 400

Did You Know? Lions are the only true social cats, living in prides that are based on a matriarchal social structure with females forming close, usually life-long bonds. Females within a pride will nurse each other's cubs, known as allo-suckling. Males do not help raising the baby lions and play no role in providing food for them. Training to hunt is also the responsibility of the mother.

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