I'm not sure why lions are called "king of the jungle," when they live on the savannah. Still, this male lion, photographed in September of 2012 at the San Francisco Zoo does look quite kingly. And if you missed my post last week on why lions like to cuddle, here's a handy link.
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Jason G. Goldman is a science writer based in Los Angeles. He writes about human and animal behavior, wildlife biology, ecology and conservation for Scientific American, the BBC, Earth Touch, Conservation magazine and elsewhere. He completed his PhD studying avian cognition at the University of Southern California and is editor of Science Blogging: The Essential Guide (Yale University Press, 2016). He is also completely obsessed with raccoons.