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A highly dangerous killer lion is on the loose. All we have to try
and track down the lair of the lion are the sightings of the
remains of its activity (use your imagination here!).
By building up a series of sightings can you find the grid square
in which the lion's lair is found?
Each false guess costs you 10 points, whereas each new sighting
costs you 1 point.
What is the highest score you can get?
Don't forget that you can drag the map around and zoom in/out as
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These killer lions hunt according to two clearly defined hunting
patterns A and B, which you can investigate by clicking on the
buttons labelled A and B.
Can you describe the two ways in which the lions hunt? Perhaps you
can think of reasons for the lion's behaviour.
(You might notice that killer lions can travel very long distances,
and sometimes even hunt in the sea. That's why they are so