According to African Tradition and folkore the Lion is not and has never been seen as the king of the jungle. This is just a western misconception. Lions live in Savannah not rain forests or jungles. The leopard is more respected because although it is smaller, it is much smarter. When going lion hunting, someone carries a big shield and teases the lion and when the lion attacks, he drops to the ground and covers himself with his shield and as the lion is standing there wondering where he went, others jump on the lion and kill it. A leopard is much harder to kill because it will attack in all directions and this is why Africans consider the leopard the king of the jungle and why their chiefs have leopard skins instead of lion skins.
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