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The African Lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae living in Africa. In fact, it is the second-largest wild cat; a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. 

Male lions have a prominent mane, which is the most recognizable feature of the species. A lion pride consists of a few adult males, related females, and cubs. Groups of female lions typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates.

In modern-day times, as the top predators of Africa, they are known as the undisputed "Kings and Queens of the Jungle." In the last episode of Walking with Dinosaurs, after the extinction, the series moves forwards to modern Africa, where many creatures are seen, including elephants, lions, and oxpeckers.

In the second episode of Walking with Cavemen, one sees a group of Homo habilis and a group of Homo rudolfensis fighting over its prey, and it uses this commotion to kill the old leader of the Homo habilis gang. Later on, however, the new leader of the Homo habilis group unites them to drive away the lion instead.

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