For years it was assumed that male lions leave the hard work to the females, only making an appearance at the dinner table after the big hunt. But scientists have now shown the very opposite to be true. Thanks to a new technique of following the hunt, they found that male lions also get their paws dirty. Unlike the females, who hunt in a pack and kettle their prey, male lions go it alone. They hide in the undergrowth and lie in wait. The image of male lions as lazy chauvinists is, it turns out, a myth.