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The lion (Panthera leo) is a member of the cat family and is also called "the king of the animals". The Swahili word for lion, "simba" means "king," "strong," and "aggressive." Lions have muscular body covered with beautiful fur, strong legs with sharp claws and long tail. The lion is the second-largest living cat after the tiger.

Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia (Gir Forest Sanctuary of India). The lion is a vulnerable species.




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