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    Lioness with young lion cubs (Panthera leo) in early morning light, Kalahari desert, South Africa

    World of Animals: Life in a lion pride

    Lions live in co-operative social groups, working together to hunt, fight and raise their young

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    Who was Boadicea?

    Discover the dramatic tale of the Celtic warrior queen
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    World of Animals dolphin

    World of Animals: How dolphins hunt in pods

    Discover the tricks and tactics dolphins use to catch fish
    Nils Olav the Penguin inspects the Kings Guard of Norway after being bestowed with a knighthood at Edinburgh Zoo

    World of Animals: The colonel-in-chief of the Norwegian Royal Guard is a penguin

    Sir Nils Olav has been an honorary member since 1972
    World of Animals Crocodile

    World of Animals: Crocodiles can go for years without eating anything

    Believe it or not, these fierce carnivores can survive for ages without a meal