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Young lion cubs leave the long grass and meet their pride. They even snuggle with their father.

Like pet cats, lions’ long tails are used for balance. Lions are the only cats with a black tuft on the end of their tail. Some scientists believe lions use their tail to communicate while they hunt. Lions might keep their tails lifted high above the grass so other lions can see the black tip and find them.

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Making Connections


What is one new fact you learned about lion cubs? Why did you find that fact interesting?


Have you read a book or seen a movie that has a lion cub as a character? How was that lion cub similar to or different from the lion cubs talked about in this book?


Lions live in groups called prides. What other animals live in groups?

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