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Big cat expert Boone Smith is in the middle of a pride of lions devouring their prey, close enough to feel their breath. And all that separates him from becoming their next victim is one inch of plastic.

Asia's Lions Live in One Last Place on Earth—and They're Thriving loading...
Asia's Lions Live in One Last Place on Earth—and They're Thriving
While Asiatic big cats are rare, their spiritual importance helped inspire their human neighbors to keep them safe.
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Rare White Lion Cub Born at Zoo
The cub's parents have normal coloring, suggesting the rare coat arose from a recessive gene.
See Young Lion Yank Tranquilizer Dart out of Lioness loading...
See Young Lion Yank Tranquilizer Dart out of Lioness
Was this heroic behavior or merely cat curiosity? A big cat expert explains.
Frozen Cave Lion Cubs from the Ice Age Found in Siberia loading...
Frozen Cave Lion Cubs from the Ice Age Found in Siberia
Exceptionally well-preserved find provides a new look at the extinct carnivore.
Why Cecil the Lion Was So Popular With People loading...
Why Cecil the Lion Was So Popular With People
"Large, powerful, but regal," Cecil was known for being comfortable around humans—and simply for having a name, say those that knew him.
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Rescued Circus Lions Airlifted to Safety in Africa
Lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are set to arrive back home in Africa.
No, Those Aren't Male Lions Mating. One Is Likely a Female. loading...
No, Those Aren't Male Lions Mating. One Is Likely a Female.
Viral pictures of African lions mating likely show a male and a maned lioness, which are common in northern Botswana.
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Lions Are Wandering Out of Parks and Into Cities
In Kenya, residents are coming face to face with the wildlife that preceded them. It doesn't always end well.
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Our Most Stunning Pictures of Big Cats
See National Geographic's most beautiful portraits of wild felines
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Lions
The lion, scientific name Panthero leo, is known as the king of the jungle, with amazing beauty and strength.

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