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COMMON NAME
Lion
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Panthera lio


This Lion Picture was taken north of Shingwedzi Camp in  the Kruger National Park
Lions are the most powerful of the African predators. With a swipe of one of his paws, Lion can break a Wildebeest's neck, and he can carry twice his weight in his powerful jaws.
Lions, like any other Cat, can see at night like we, Humans, see during day time. This is due to the fact that their retina is lined by a tissue called "
tapetum lucidum", that reflects back the light passing the rods of the retina.

Male Lion Close Up
Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken at the Kruger National Park
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