As their native habitat fragments, national parks provide islands of protection for the big cats. Yawning male lion. Just like among humans, lions’ yawns are contagious. Four of the five male cheetahs that roam together. Male cheetahs live alone or in two- to three-member packs, so this large coalition—known as the Tano Bora, which translates to “the Magnificent Five” in the Maa language—defies expected behavior.