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What are lions?
Transcript of What are lions?
When do lions sleep?
Lions spend most of the day sleeping. A male may sleep from 18 to 20 hours a day. A female lion will easily sleep 15 to 18 hours a day. They spend more time caring for the pride and hunting. After a big meal they can sleep for at least a whole 24c hours.
What are the Subspecies?
Barbary(extinct in wild) in Southwest African or Katanga
West African in Southeast or Transvaal
Congo Lion in Unnamed in captivity in Ethiopia
East African or Masai in
What are lions?
Large tawny-colored cat that lives in prides, found in Africa and northwestern India. The male has a flowing shaggy mane and takes little part in hunting, which is done cooperatively by the females.
What do lions eat?
Their prey includes antelopes, buffaloes, zebras, young elephants, rhinos, hippos, wild hogs, crocodiles and giraffes. But they also sometimes eat smaller prey like mice, birds, hares, lizards, and tortoises.
Where can you find a lion?
king of beasts has no predator, so it does not look for bushes, thicket or cover to hide in. The lion is usually sleeping, so frequently it is found laying on the ground. During the hotter times of the year or day, the pride may be taking refuge in the shade underneath a tree.
What parts of the world can lions be found in?
The various subspecies from Africa can be found primarily in the eastern and southern parts of Africa. Western African, East African, Southwest African, Southeast African
When do lions hunt?
Lions hunt at night not because their eyesight is better under low light conditions than that of their prey, but because with stealth they can probably approach their prey closer at night than during the day.
By: Jamya Sheppard
Since cubs are born completely helpless, she keeps them hidden from all animals, including her own pride. Cubs don't even open their eyes until 3-11 days of age. When the cubs are about eight weeks old, she finally introduces them to her pride.
How do lions care for their young?
Fact: Lion Symbolize
The lion has forever been a symbol of strength,
power and ferocity.
Both male and female lions roar, and that roar can be
heard over five miles away!
Fact: Lions Roar
Unlike other cats, lions are very social animals. They live in groups, called prides, of around 30 lions. A pride consists of up to three males, a dozen related females, and their young.
Fact: Lion Prides
When lions breed with tigers the resulting hybrids are known as ligers and tigons. There are also lion and leopard hybrids known as leopons and lion and jaguar hybrids known as jaglions.
Fact: Lion Breeding
Lions behaviors in captivity
The tigers spent different amounts of time pacing when housed in different exhibits; the lions paced more in off-exhibit housing than when on exhibit. Carnivores' pacing relates to their inability to control sensory access to social partners.