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When they begin to mature, males leave their natal group and move in and out of other groups. Frequent fights break out to determine dominance over access to females or meat. The ranking of these males constantly changes during this period...Males are accepted into new groups slowly, usually by developing "friendships" with different females around the edge of a group. They often help to defend a female and her offspring..

When they begin to mature, males leave their natal group and move in and out of other groups. Frequent fights break out to determine dominance over access to females or meat. The ranking of these males constantly changes during this period...Males are accepted into new groups slowly, usually by developing "friendships" with different females around the edge of a group. They often help to defend a female and her offspring..

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Tsavo West National Park
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