Lions are probably not the best example of parenting since they don’t really spend a lot of time with cubs when they are growing up, females take care of that. But they are one of the best examples of a protective father. A single lion, or in some cases two of them, is responsible for the safety of the entire pride. These lions are usually 5 to 10 years old, meaning they are in their prime, otherwise they most likely couldn’t take that responsibility. They are not only effectively defending females and cubs from other predators, but they also have to face other lions that are trying to take their place in the pride.
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