The animal on the cover of Hardcore Java is a lion. The lion (Panthera leo) is the largest of the African carnivores. Males, distinguished by their tawny manes, can weigh up to 500 pounds; the smaller, maneless females can weigh up to 300 pounds. Both sexes are powerfully built. Their muscular bodies can take down such large prey as buffalo, giraffe, and young elephants, but they usually hunt medium-to large-sized herd animals,such as antelopes and gazelles.
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