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Trio of Lion Cubs

Trio of lion cubs together, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Caption: Trio of lion cubs in relaxed mode, Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana. © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon EOS 400D (EOS Digital Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom; Focal Length: 400mm; Aperture: F5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/125; ISO: 800

Did You Know? When lions feed on a kill, the males eat first, gorging themselves, followed by the females, with the cubs last. In times of food shortage, starvation is the major cause of lion cub deaths. Although this sounds cruel, it is better for the survival of the pride for a cub to starve than an adult female, which can not only hunt, but also breed again.

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