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India sanjay Offline
Wildanimal Enthusiast

I think 1 year is safe bet... but there is not such study or research on this
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United Kingdom Sully Offline
Predator Enthusiast

Well I've got my answer to the question. Sunquist says "by the time cubs are four months old, they are able to outrun lions and spotted hyenas". Earlier than I expected.
"When the tiger stalks the jungle like the lowering clouds of a thunderstorm, the leopard moves as silently as mist drifting on a dawn wind." -Indian proverb
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India Ashutosh Offline
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Still not early enough, though. Cheetah cubs are preyed upon by all kinds of predators in Africa, so much so that 90% of cubs don’t reach maturity while about 60% don’t reach 4 months. This is a huge challenge in improving Cheetah numbers in Africa.

United States 239Pu Offline

what determines a male lion's territory ? does he claim an area and mate with females that wander into his turf  ? or is territory established by the pride as a group and the males take ownership of their territory ? 

this video is of 2 males chased by 4 males , the 4 end up catching the fleeing pair and put a relatively light beating on one of them . but my question is why the hell would he stop running ? maybe they were nomads and the punishment for them is not as severe as lions challenging for dominance ? or maybe they were not in good enough health to outrun the pursuers ? seems to me it is best not let them catch you

this one too , the old male is outpaced by two lions that catch him . my question here is why not back into a bush or something to defend yourself ? he had plenty of time

is there a section on here dedicated to identifying lions ?

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