Battle of the Carnivores in the Ngorongoro crater - 6
This image is part 6 of a series in which the behavior of carnivores on the Ngorongoro crater floor is captured, in particular the stealing nature of Hyenas and Jackals, with the Lion as the victim.
This scene shows a major steal by the Hyenas (3rd one on the left). The lion was first distracted on the right, after which the left group took their chances. As the lion is angrily facing the thieves, meanwhile Jackals go for a smaller steal on the right.
The lion is one of the five big cats in the genus "Panthera" and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies found in Africa. With some males exceeding 250 kg in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger.
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