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This is a short bit about males, it will be similar to the post from July 13. The previous post is about females and the pride this one will emphasize males but the overlapping roles and territories of the sexes make real separation difficult. The sexes are often together, many times they will hunt together and males and females both seem to enjoy family time with the kids. But the males have a job to do – guard the property. They keep other lions away and harass pesky animals like hyenas. The males, in most cases, have a heavy mane. This gives then a larger appearance and probably protects them from bites in territorial scrapes with other males. The grassland male lions have fuller manes that the lions of the wooded savannas.