As we are growing up we are taught that being protective of the ones we love is a great virtue. One of the most inspirational examples of this virtue in the animal kingdom is lions protective instinct. We are all familiar with lions and how dangerous they can be. They are the second biggest cats in the world, right after tigers, but there is something even more special about them which separates them from other cats. Lions are social animals while almost all other cats are solitary hunters. This means that they have a well defined social circle and that they are rarely alone. These social circles that look more like a family are called prides. A typical pride has around 6-7 females and their cubs, up to 20, and a male lion or in some cases two of them.
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