Male and Female African Lions Hunt Using Different Strategy

Male and Female Lions Hunt Using Different Strategies

A Lion in Kruger National Park, South Africa

A Lion in Kruger National Park, South Africa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I t has long been thought that male lions did not hunt, but rather were dependent on the lioness’s hunting prowess to sustain the pride. A study  recently published in the March 2013 issue of Animal Behaviour discusses how researchers used airborne  Light Detection and Ranging (LDAR) measurements of vegetation  structure in Kruger National Park, and combined a global positioning system (GPS) telemetry data on lion kills to quantify lines-of-sight where lion kills occurred as compared to where lions rested. What they found was significant differences in use of vegetation structure by male and female lions during hunts.

Males Ambush and Females Work as Team

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Tiger Eyes Through the Leaves

Tigers looking through leavesFriends, I have had some time to prepare for my latest tiger imitation.  This particular imitation took longer than usual due to the inaccessibility of the plants in my habitat.  All of the snow and rain of late, made me long for sunny days when the grass is green and the trees have leaves. One thing led to another and I now proudly present to you my Tiger Eyes through the Leaves imitation.

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