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Lions live for ten to fourteen years in the wild, while in captivity they can live longer than twenty years. In the wild, males seldom live longer than ten years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity.
Mature male lions (Panthera leo), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa
Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 112 mm, 1/320 sec at f/ 5, ISO 100
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