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lions' midday rest

lion (Panthera leo)
Typical lion behavior: resting, especially during the day. Lions rest 80-85% of the time! After a large successful kill they stuff themselves with up to a fourth of their own weight- easily understood when considering the alternative of a kill spoiling if consumed daintily over time! Other members of this pride gathered here later in the day when I had departed. Lions will scavenge and not infrequently drive away hyenas from their kills (and vice versa, depending on numbers).

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Keywords:Kruger National Park, South Africa, lion (Panthera leo)

lions' midday rest

lions' midday rest

lion (Panthera leo)
Typical lion behavior: resting, especially during the day. Lions rest 80-85% of the time! After a large successful kill they stuff themselves with up to a fourth of their own weight- easily understood when considering the alternative of a kill spoiling if consumed daintily over time! Other members of this pride gathered here later in the day when I had departed. Lions will scavenge and not infrequently drive away hyenas from their kills (and vice versa, depending on numbers).