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LOOK3 exhibit: “A young female in the Barfu pride had her first litter of three cubs and hid in a dry riverbed. We found her because her elderly radio-collared mother had her new litter hidden very nearby. We carefully habituated the cautious lioness to our presence by visiting each afternoon for several weeks. In this case she is gently grabbing her cub who has approached too closely to our Land Rover.” NGM Aug 2013: A female wrangles her infant cubs. During the first few weeks, when they’re too young for the competitive jumble among older cubs in the pride and so vulnerable to predators, she keeps them hidden away in a den. But these will soon join the group. SPI: A female wrangles her infant cubs. Field caption: Serengeti National Park. Barafu Pride, one of the Serengeti Lion Research groups. Total 9 adult females, 3 subadults, cubs and a coalition of 2 male lions complete the pride. A female wrangles her infant cubs. During the first few weeks, when they're too young for the competitive jumble among older cubs in the pride and so vulnerable to predator, she keeps them hidden away in a den. But these will soon join the group....

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