The Mighty Lion

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The Mighty Lion

For my I-Search paper I choose the Mighty Lion. I chose the lion because he is so mystical, and symbolic. I have always been fascinated by them and this is why I wanted to learn more about them. I already knew that lions live in packs. The male is a lion, the female is a lioness and the babies are referred to as cubs. This information was obtained from my knowledge over the years. I also knew that lions lived in Africa and preferred grasslands over forests.

I know the lion is a symbol of strength and majesty, the king of beasts, since the beginning of time. The lion is the second largest cat in the world. The lion has long been feared because it captures and eats not only domestic animals but also sometimes man (Schaller-9) I have never had a fear for lions because they seem so peaceful and calm.

I think it is no coincidence that the lion is the King of the jungle. I believe they have completely earned this title. Lions are, to me, unique, brave, intelligent, smart and keen. lions' lives are not easy and the way they live and adapt to their environment is very clever. Their whole way of life is thought out and it works. The lion's life is also very similar to that of a humans in many ways.

The first support of my thesis is the lions hunting. They are very strategic. The lion usually hunts in groups, one lion driving prey toward other lions lying in wait (Grolier-lion). This is basically a trap. I think this plan is very smart. Lions hunt at night. If they where to kill a large animal, like...