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Gender DistinctionPlay
Specify 'male' for lions with manes; females are 'lionesses' and have no manes. SlideA male lion's mane makes him distinct within the pride.
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Cultural SymbolismPlay
'Lion' often symbolizes courage and royalty in literature and folklore. SlideIn stories, the lion is frequently the hero or king.
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Natural HabitatPlay
Although called 'king of the jungle,' lions typically live in grasslands and savannas. SlideDespite its nickname, you won't find lions in the jungle.