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Dentition and Life History of a 16-year-old Known-age Free-living Male Lion Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) from the Kruger National Park

I.J. Whyte, G.L. Smuts
Koedoe | Vol 31, No 1 | a488 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v31i1.488 | © 1988 I.J. Whyte, G.L. Smuts | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 October 1988 | Published: 21 October 1988

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I.J. Whyte, Department of Research and Information, South Africa
G.L. Smuts, Anglo-American Corporation, South Africa

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Wear in the dentition of a known-age, free-living, 16-year-old male lion is described and compared to existing age-determination techniques. Aspects of his life history are described as they are in some contrast to what is known of male lions' life history strategies.


Age determination, dentition, known-age, Kruger National Park, lion.


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