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Lions spend much of their time resting and are inactive for about 20 hours per day. Although lions can be active at any time, their activity generally peaks after dusk with a period of socializing, grooming, and defecating. Intermittent bursts of activity follow through the night hours until dawn, when hunting most often takes place. They spend an average of two hours a day walking and 50 minutes eating.
Mature male lion (Panthera leo), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa
Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 122 mm, 1/250 sec at f/ 5, ISO 100
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