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Lion Cub Lying in Winter Grass

Baby lion cub lying in grass, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Caption: Baby lion cub lying relaxed in patch of winter grass, Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana. © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon 450D (Digital Rebel XSi); Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM plus 1.4x converter; Focal Length: 420mm; Aperture: F/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/100; ISO: 400

Did You Know? Once a mother introduces her cubs to the rest of the pride when they're about two months old, it's possible that they can be suckled by any lactating females (called allo-suckling) as pride females suckle one another's cubs, with no bias towards their own. Thus one lioness may be seen suckling cubs of obviously differents sizes and ages.

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