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Male Lions Use Ambush Hunting Strategy

March 18, 2013

image of a male lion It has long been believed that male lions are dependent on females when it comes to hunting. But new evidence suggests that male lions are, in fact, very successful hunters in their own right. A new report from a team including the Carnegie Institution's Scott Loarie and Greg Asner shows that male lions use dense savanna vegetation for ambush-style hunting in Africa. Full Story

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