Places to visit in Ramat Gan

Zoo and Safari in Tel Aviv. Dec 30, 2019


Description: The safari and zoo in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv is the largest zoological center in the Middle East. Scientific research is carried out at the zoo, and there is a veterinary clinic. The territory of the zoo is beautifully designed and conveniently equipped. My biggest tip before visiting the zoo: Don't be lazy to walk.
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7.83 km
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2h 15 m
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Safari Ramat Gan
Safari Ramat Gan
Safari Ramat Gan is the largest ZOO and safari in the Middle East. The Safari opened in 1974. Seven years later In 1981, the Tel Aviv Zoo was moved to the middle of the park. Visitors pass on their cars the open area with white rhinos, hippos, and varieties of birds while approaching the ZOO. You can move around the zoo with golf cars, which can be rented at the entrance, but it is best to walk.
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Aldabra giant tortoise in Ramat Gan Safari
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The Aldabra giant tortoise comes from Seychelles, which is one of the biggest tortoises in the world. In ancient times giant tortoises habitat everywhere the exception of Australia and Antarctica. The body mass of the Aldabra reaches up to 132 kg. The giant tortoise is a herbivorous animal, spending much of its time browsing for food. The giant Seychelles turtle can drink not only through the mouth but also through the nose. This feature allows reptiles to collect moisture from crevices. Вomestic goats are a major threat to Seychelles turtles. They attack turtles and break tortoiseshell with hooves.
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Aldabra giant tortoise in Ramat Gan Safari
Aldabra giant tortoise in Ramat Gan Safari
Funny types of symbiosis develop in the zoo. Birds come to visit giant turtles to eat leftover food.
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American alligator, Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
American alligator, Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Alligators live only in freshwater, crocodiles can live in saltwater. When attacking the prey, the alligator does not really want to "mess around" with it for a long time. As a rule, he leaves prey, which fights for a long time. He does not like to attack anything that he cannot swallow right away. Even the largest and most powerful alligators often choose prey that is swallowed at a time.
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Burmese python in Ramat Gan Safari, Tel Aviv
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The Burmese python is one of the largest species of snakes in the world. Pytons dwell near water, marshy areas, but can inhabit trees. The length of his body is an average of 3.7 m. but has been known some pythons that reached to 5.74 m. If it gets cold outside, a python can raise its own body temperature - this happens due to muscle contraction. The reptile is able to "warm-up" itself 5-15 degrees above the ambient temperature. A python has two lungs, like a human, although other snakes have no left lung.
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The great hornbill in Ramat Gan Safari
The great hornbill in Ramat Gan Safari
The great hornbill also is known as the concave-casqued hornbill, is one of the larger birds in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The great hornbill lives for nearly 50 years. They live in the crowns of trees. The female hatches eggs in a hollow, being walled up there for almost three months. The male bird brings her food. During this time, the female manages to completely change the plumage.
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The white stork in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The white stork in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The white stork has mainly white plumage with black feathers on its wings. Adults have a 155–215 cm wingspan. Living in Europe and Kazahstan, the white stork migrates to a long-distance, which avoids crossing the Mediterranean Sea. It detours the sea via Lebanon and Israel in the east or the Strait of Gibraltar in the west.
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Ara Macao in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Ara Macao in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The scarlet macaw (Ara Macao) is a large red, yellow, and blue parrot from Central and South American. It is the national bird of Honduras. Macaws are monogamous birds, they remaining with one partner throughout their lives. Macaws are known to be adept mimics of human speech. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_fireback
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The scarlet ibis in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The scarlet ibis in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The scarlet ibis inhabits tropical South America and islands of the Caribbean and is one of the two national birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Ibis is the most common bird. They have more than a hundred species. Ibis are distant relatives of storks.
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The white-tailed eagles in Ramat Gan Safari, Tel Aviv
The white-tailed eagles in Ramat Gan Safari, Tel Aviv
The white-tailed eagles form couples for all life. Having made a nest a couple of white-tailed eagles can use it for several years in a row. The white-tailed eagle lives in the wild nature for more than 20 years, and in captivity can live up to 42 years. White-tailed eagle is a rather cautious bird. A short stay of a person near the nesting place makes the couple leave the nest and no longer return there.
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The public toilet in Ranat Gan Safari, Israel
The public toilet in Ranat Gan Safari, Israel
At the exit from the area dedicated to birds to the section of the zoo where large animals are kept there is a toilet and a fountain with drinking water.
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The Asian elephant in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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The Asian elephant is distributed throughout the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Elephants communicate in low-frequency sounds that the human ear does not hear. The feet of the elephants are flat. The layer of gelatinous mass is located under the skin of the sole. It helps to silently walk and overcome marshy areas without getting bogged down in them. Elephants lead a nomadic lifestyle. Elephants eat and drink, bathes, communicates with relatives with the help of an elephant's trunk. The trunk of an elephant weighs about 140 kilograms. The elephant's trunk allows them to lift small things such as a button or pin from the ground. The flexibility of the elephant's trunk is due to the fact that it consists of 40,000 muscles. The skin thickness of elephants can reach four centimeters. Elephants have a big heart. It weighs about 30 kg and beats at a frequency of 30 times per minute. Elephants sleep little more than 4 hours a day. Elephants can memorize melodies of three notes. In a day they can eat up to 136 kilograms of food, having washed down all this with 100-300 liters of water. Elephants love to cuddle and greet their elephant's trunks when they meet each other.
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The Bactrian camel in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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The Bactrian camel inhabits the steppes of Central Asia. The name comes from the ancient Bactria. The camel is the best animal that survives the cold, drought, and high altitudes of Central Asia, it enabled the caravans to make long journeys along the Silk Road. The female of the Bactrian camel gives birth once every two years. These camels can eat the bones and skin of other animals. In starvation, they can chew ropes, sandals, and even tents. Camels can smell water at a distance of 50-60 kilometers. Desert nomads use camel's dehydrated feces as fuel for bonfires. Camels live up to 35-40 years.
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The spotted deer (Cervus Nippon) in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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The spotted deer (Cervus Nippon), also known as the sika deer, comes from East Asia. It was "imported" to many other areas of the world. In Altai and the Caucasus, sika deer are bred on farms for the sake of antlers. Velvet antler of deer appears during their annual growth, has a tubular structure, is filled with blood, covered with thin velvety skin with short soft hair. In the eastern traditional healing (China, Korea), antlers are widely used to preserve healthiness and youthhood. They are ranked at the very top of the healing medicaments that can be compared only with ginseng.
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The African elephant in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The African elephant in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
African forest elephant and african bush elephant belong to the genus The African elephant (Loxodonta). The average weight of an African elephant is seven to eight tons. The distance between edges of the elephant’s open ears will be equal to its height, while the ear of an adult African elephant weighs 85 kg. The ears of African elephants resemble Africa in a shape, while those of Indian elephants resemble India.
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Southeast Asia flora and fauna in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Southeast Asia flora and fauna in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The region of Southeast Asia was considered one of the richest areas of flora and fauna on Earth. Intensive urbanization has led to nearly 70% forest destruction. Many zoos in the world are building pavilions dedicated to endangered species of animals in Southeast Asia. A safari in Ramat Gan is no exception.
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The Komodo dragon in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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The Komodo dragon, also known as Varanus komodoensis, is a lizard that comes from the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang. It is the largest species of lizard. The length of the dragon reaches a maximum of 3 meters and weighing up to approximately 70 kilograms. The Komodo dragon was first discovered only in 1910. Sixteen years later, William Douglas Burden, a researcher, and artist organized an expedition to the Dutch East India to catch a living dragon. In 1933, Cooper, deeply Impressed by the book about the journey, created the movie, King Kong. In 2006, in the UK zoo, two female Komodo dragons gave birth without the participation of a male dragon. Komodo dragon is capable of self-reproduction.
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The Bengal tiger in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The Bengal tiger in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The Bengal tiger comes from the Indian subcontinent. It is the national animal of India and Bangladesh. Scientists consider that the tiger presence in the Indian subcontinent lasts for about 12,000 to 16,500 years. Bengal tigres population estimated fewer than 2,500 individuals by 2011.
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The Bengal tiger in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The Bengal tiger in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The tiger male’s penis is rather sluggish during an erection. That is a reason for existing of a so-called baculum bone in the penis and the presence of spiny teeth covering the penis to help the connection during copulation. When several tigers intend to share prey after a hunt, the males will let the females and cubs start, unlike the lions that do the opposite. Male tigers do not argue about food. They wait for their turn.
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The Giant Anteater in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), comes from South and Central America and is an insectivorous mammal. The giant anteater can reach 182 to 217 cm in length, and a weight of 33 to 50 kg. The giant anteater is the champion in the length of the tongue, among all land animals, its length can reach 60 cm. Anteaters have no teeth, food is ground right in the stomach, sometimes they swallow pebbles to help digestion. Anteaters like to sleep, their activity time is only about 8 hours a day. These creatures live on average 15 years.
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The giraffe in Ramat Gan, Safari, Israel
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The scientific name of the giraffe is Camelopardalis. It came from the Latin Cameleopard (camel leopard). This name was given in ancient Rome because animals can do without water for a long time, like a camel, and has spots like a leopard has. An adult giraffe weighs 1-2 tons. Moreover, 250 kg of this amount weighs the neck, and 10 kilograms weighs the heart. The spots on the skin of a giraffe are unique, like human fingerprints. The giraffe’s sleep time is no more than 10 minutes at a time, and since giraffes spend standing almost their whole life, they also sleep while standing.
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Somali wild donkey, Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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In ancient times, wild donkeys were widespread in deserts in northern Africa. This species is the relative of the horse and the ancestor of the domestic donkey. He was domesticated in Egypt around 4500 BC. Despite their small stature, donkeys are very powerful. They are well adapted to the hot climate and very hardy conditions. A muscular waist and back allow the donkey to withstand loads weighing up to 2/3 of its mass. For example, a horse can only carry half its weight. On the back of a donkey, two adults can travel long distances.
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The lion-tailed macaque in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The lion-tailed macaque in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The lion-tailed macaque inhabits in rainforests of South India. It is active in daylight hours in the upper canopy of tropical moist evergreen forests. The lion-tailed macaque lives in hierarchical groups of 10 to 20 members, which consist of few males and many females.
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The leopard in Ramat Gan Safari, Isarel
The leopard in Ramat Gan Safari, Isarel
Leopards are the most common members of the feline family, after domestic cats. Panther and leopard are different names for the same animal, in fact, only leopards with a rare black color are called panthers. Leopard is the only feline that lifts and eats its prey on a tree.
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Coati in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Coati in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Coati lives in Central and South America. A long nose, small eyes, and a raccoon-like body, this is the appearance of the coati - the closest relatives of raccoons. They live in families of 10 to 20 individuals. Coatis are omnivorous but prefer meat food. Animals can communicate with each other; they can make a variety of sounds. Males who have reached the age of two are expelled from the family to avoid incest.
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The Syrian brown bear in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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The Syrian brown bear was observed in Israel at the beginning of the 20th century. A genetic study supposes that all brown bears occurring in the Caucasus and Levant come from the Eurasian brown bear. After the unregulated hunting in the first half of the 20th century, the brown bear is extirpated in Jordan, British Palestine, and Lebanon. The bear survived only in Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. In 2004 brown bear traces were recorded In Syria for the first time in five decades. Bible mentions the Syrian brown bear. The most famous Syrian bear was named Wojtek. Polish soldiers from the Anders army purchased him in Iran on their march from USSR to British Palestine during World War II. Wojtek became the military mascot in Italy when assisted the artillerists in loading cannons. After the demobilization, Wojtek settled in the Edinburgh Zoo, where he became famous and was commemorated as a soldier both Scotland and Poland.
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Orangutans in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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Orangutans are the only humanoid apes that live in Asia. They inhabit the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. “Orangutan” means “forest man” in Malay and Indonesian. Locals considered them people who hide in the woods and pretend to be dumb to avoid working and not to fall into slavery. Orangutans use gestures to communicate. Researchers found 64 gestures in orangutan's “repertoire.” The primates invited each other with gestures to play or do grooming (tidy up the neighbor’s hair and look for insects there), called on another individual to look at some object or take it, asked to share food, or get out. In some situations, orangutans also communicate using sounds: in addition to the roar that males make, monkeys whimper when they are hurt or irritated, or pant, expressing a threat.
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Siamangs in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Siamangs in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Every morning, the siamangs in a loud chorus greet the sunrise. A “concert” usually begins with a virtuoso duo of an adult male and female, to which the whole family joins. Siamangs are very special animals in the mythology of forest tribes. The absence of a tail, direct posture and expressive face give them a strong resemblance to a human. Therefore, local residents do not hunt them and even worship them as good forest spirits.
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Penguins in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Penguins in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Penguins are able to dive to a depth of 150-200 meters. Penguins do not need fresh water - they are able to drink salty seawater, as special glands in their body filter out salt.
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Black swans in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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It was once believed that all swans are white. In 1697, in Australia, the Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh first discovered black swans. Willem de Vlamingh was the first European to explore Western Australia. He discovered a swan river and took several black swans to transport them to Europe. Until then, Europeans believed that all swans are white. Black swans are official birds of Western Australia and are represented on the flag and on the coat of arms.
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Jungle Restaurant in Safari Ramat Gan, Israel
Jungle Restaurant in Safari Ramat Gan, Israel
In the center of the zoo on a shady peninsula is a restaurant. Only restaurant visitors are allowed to use the tables.
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Gorillas in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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Until the 19th century, information about gorillas was so contradictory that they were considered a mythical creature. Today we know more about gorillas than about other primates. Due to the fact that they live on earth, they are available for observation. All data on this species was obtained thanks to George Schaller, who spent two years in the jungle of Africa, and Diane Fossey, who lived among gorillas for 13 years. Gorilla makes a minimum of 16 different sounds, used to communicate. At Stanford University, a gorilla was taught the words of the language of the deaf. Thanks to this skill, the animal was able to communicate with humans. To protect his territory and his family, a male gorilla scares the enemy with his appearance, screaming and bristling fangs. European hunters were frightened and told stories about a terrible beast that attacks a person with the aim of murder. That is why the "monster gorilla" is so often described in the literature and shown in the cinema. Although the gorilla males are not aggressive, their strength is dangerous. The hands of a male gorilla conceal tremendous power (about 8 times more than that of a person), and fangs reach 5 cm in length and can cause serious injuries.
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Lemurs in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
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Lemurs can be observed only in the Comoros and Madagascar. Lemurs can enter into hibernation, while their body temperature is compared with the ambient temperature. Almost no other mammal is capable of this. Romans considered the lemurs as the souls of the dead, who cannot find rest and continue to wander the Earth. Translated from Latin, the word Lemures means "ghost of the night." Blue-eyed lemurs are the only primates, except for humans, whose eyes are a blue color.
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Lemurs area Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Lemurs area Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Despite its unusualness and asceticism, black swans are free inhabitants of the zoo. They walk and fly freely and always return to their island house.
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Baboons in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Baboons in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
The French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon had tense relations with creditors, including the Baboon family. In his "Natural History," he spotted the resemblance of the family name to the old French word "babine" ("mask with horns and beard") and called with this word one of the species of monkeys. Thus began the baboons.
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Nice place in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Nice place in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
There are not many people in this part of the zoo, there are shaded alleys and it is nice to relax here.
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Emu in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Emu in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Emu is a bird, although it can't fly. Emu is a toothless bird, so it swallows food with large pebbles, which helps to chew directly in the stomach. Emu has calf muscles, which no other bird on Earth can boast of.
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Kangaroo in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
Kangaroo in Ramat Gan Safari, Israel
There are three kangaroos for every person in Australia, so there are three times more kangaroos than people. Kangaroo ears can rotate 360 degrees. The tail of a kangaroo is often called the fifth paw because the animal can lean on it when it uses its legs for other purposes. With the help of long-short fingers, the kangaroo makes a “hairstyle” for itself, combing their hair.
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Cassuares in Ramat Gan Safari, Tel Aviv
Cassuares in Ramat Gan Safari, Tel Aviv
Every year in Australia, 1-2 people die from the paws of this bird. In the Guinness Book of Records for 2004, cassowaries were awarded the title of "The Most Dangerous Bird on Earth." The danger is a long and sharp claw of a bird's foot. In combination with the aggressive nature of the bird, its almost two-meter growth, the blow of its legs is fatal.
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Safari, Isarel
Safari, Isarel
The open safari area around the zoo is a place of grazing and expanse for zebras and antelopes. The conditions resemble the savannah as much as possible.
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Cana antelope in Ramat Gan Safari, Isarel
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In Africa, canna is domesticated for meat and milk. The milk of these antelopes is three times fatty than the milk of cows. The protein amount in it is twice as much as cow milk. Cannes antelopes are impressive in size, but this does not prompt them to suppress other animals. Kanna Antelope possess the unique skills that allow them to avoid fighting and severe injuries caused by physical conflict. When resolving the rivalry, the male canna antelopes send a set of signals that accurately indicate their size, age, and degree of aggressiveness. The opponent perceives these signals, and if he understands that the enemy is stronger than him, then he simply retreats, avoiding meaningless fighting. This complex process between rivals of antelopes is called agonistic signaling. This is the main theme of research among these animals.
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Lions in Ramr Gan Safari, Israel
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In nature, lions are very lazy. A well-fed lion will move only in case of danger or to move into the shade. Lionesses hunt more often than lions, supplying the bulk of their prey to their family. But male lions always take part in the hunt for large prey such as buffaloes, since lionesses can not cope with such an animal. Lions never chew meat. They are swallowing it in large pieces. They use teeth to tear prey to pieces. In hot periods, lions spend up to twenty hours a day in a dream.
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