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A lion cub (Panthera leo) stalking its sibling, photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

Hunters and the Hunted

A Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer), photographed at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Outside of the trash-grubbing black bears I occasionally come across when driving to hikes in northern New Jersey, I never encounter large predators near my home. The imposing carnivores which once roamed the “garden state” were extirpated long ago. This is a…

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus), photographed at the Bronx Zoo. African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) don’t have it easy. Their taste for large mammalian prey puts them in competition with lions and spotted hyenas for both prey and living space, meaning that wild dogs regularly have their kills stolen or are even killed by other…