Cooperative hunting in lions: the role of the individual

  title={Cooperative hunting in lions: the role of the individual},
  author={P. Stander},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • P. Stander
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • SummaryIndividually identified lions (Panthera leo) were observed on the open, semi-arid plains in Namibia. [...] Key Result Group hunts generally involved a formation whereby some lionesses (“wings”) circled prey while others (“centres”) waited for prey to move towards them. Those lionesses that occupied “wing” stalking roles frequently initiated an attack on the prey, while lionesses in “centre” roles moved relatively small distances and most often captured prey in flight from other lionesses.Expand Abstract
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