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(Leo, or Panthera, leo), large, powerfully built cat of the family Felidae, and the second largest of the big cats (after the tiger). The proverbial "king of beasts," the lion has been, since earliest times, one of the best known of wild animals. It is now found mainly in parts of Africa...
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Saint-Petersburg (Russia) is famous for its lions reliefs. There are a lot of them all over the centre of the city. They all are very different and each has his own personal features.