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Group of wild animals was curious, reportedly (5)


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'group of wild animals' is the definition.
(a group of lions)

'was curious reportedly' is the wordplay.
'was curious' becomes 'pried' (to pry is to be excessively curious).
'reportedly' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'pried' sounds like 'PRIDE'.

(Other definitions for pride that I've seen before include "Group of lions", "Arrogance - self-respect", "Company of lions", "They say it comes before a fall", "Dignity".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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