In order to become the leader of the pack, lions must win a duel.
In order to become the leader of the pack, lions must win a duel. The larger their mane, the more respect they are shown by their rival. But not only does it look breath-taking – it also protects the animals from serious injuries on their heads and necks.
The lion's mane begins growing at one year of age.
- Scientific name: Panthera leo
- Global home: Africa, Asia
- Primary habitat: Dry Savanna, Subtropical Grassland, Subtropical Shrubland