Panthera Leo's Social Behaviors

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The African lion, whose scientific name is Panthera Leo, is a social carnivorous mammal. Female lions live in prides where most of them stay through their life spam unless another pride takes over and divides them as a result. Male lions, in contrast, tend to be nomadic and form associations with other male lions that will help them succeed in taking over other prides for the purpose of reproducing. Not many studies that focus on the social behaviors of African lion have been conducted. For this reason the researchers who wrote this paper decided to study the Panthera Leo’s social behaviors. They decided to study head rubbing and licking in the Panthera Leo to determine what role these social behaviors played in captive African lions.
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