Lions breed better if living near joining rivers

A 45-year study of lions in Tanzania has revealed that prides which have the best breeding success have territories located nearest river confluences.

Of all the 36 species of wild cats, the lion is the only one to live in social groups known as prides. What could possibly have led lions to live this way, and what impact could it have on their future?

The global lion population now stands somewhere between 25,000 to 40,000.

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