Lions
BEHAVIOR

Lions are the only cats that live in family groups. A group of lions is called a pride. Prides can have 2-40 members. Female lions typically stay in the same pride for the entire lives. Male lions leave their prides when they are about 2 years old. Lions are the second largest of the cat species. Female lions do most of the hunting while the males protect their territory.

COLOR PATTERN
  • Yellow-blonde, tan, light brown coats
  • Male lions have a brown mane around their neck and head
  • A brown tuft of fur at the end of their tail
  • Dark spots on the backs of their tan ears

WHERE WE LIVE

Lions live in grassy plains, the savanna, and dry, open woodlands. The territory of a lion pride can be anywhere from 15-400 square miles.

WEIGHT
Lion
300 – 575 pounds
 
Piano
500 pounds
LENGTH
Lion
5.5 – 8.2 feet long
 
Bicycle
6 feet long
Bonus
Lion
A lion’s roar can be heard 5 miles away
 
Airplane
Airplanes fly 5 miles above the earth
WHAT WE EAT

OBLIGATE CARNIVORE

  • Zebra
  • Wild Boar
  • Water Buffalo
  • Antelope
  • Giraffes
  • Hippopotamus
  • Elephants

Lions are known to scavenge (take) the prey from other predators like hyenas and leopards

THREATS

  • Habitat Loss
    Lions are losing a lot of their habitat to farmers and urbanization.
  • Trophy Hunting
    Trophy hunting is a big threat to wild lions, people want to hunt the biggest and best male which is not good for the general health of the lion population

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