Photo of the Day

a male lion in the Serengeti
July 30, 2013

Lion, Serengeti

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In the Serengeti, life is hard for the greatest of African predators. An adult male lion like Hildur, shown here, might attain the advanced age of 12 in the wild. Adult females can live longer, even to 19.

See more pictures from the August 2013 feature story "The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion."

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Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic
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