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Incredible photos show injured lion left with a TOOTH hanging from its mouth after feisty row with female

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A ferocious lioness scores an incisive victory after taking on a lion who got too close to her cubs.

The mane man’s huge fang was left hanging by a thread – leaving more than his pride hurt.

The lion kicking began as he and a pal approached the group after marking their territory.

The toothy tiff was captured in South Africa’s Kruger National Park by farm manager Corlette Wessels, on a visit from Johannesburg.

Corlette, 43, watched the two males approach – and said the fight “came out of nowhere”.

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She said: “One cub approached one of the males – and the oldest female of the pride started to growl.

“The male growled back, then she slapped him and the other females joined in.”

Corlette added: “I can’t tell you the intensity of their voices and growls, and the pure force of their forelegs lashing out.”

That’s what you might call the jaw of the jungle…

The lion walking away with his tooth hanging off (Photo: Caters)

The lion walking away with his tooth hanging off (Photo: Caters)

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