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African Lion

Panthera leo

Range

  • Africa

Habitat

  • Grassland
  • Savanna
  • Dense scrub
  • Open woodland

Diet

  • Antelopes
  • Buffaloes
  • Zebras
  • Young elephants
  • Rhinos
  • Hippos
  • Wild hogs
  • Crocodiles
  • Giraffes

Unlike other cats, lions are social animals that are specially adapted for communal life in the pride:

    • Bringing Home the Bacon: Female lions are the pride’s hunters and use teamwork for a better chance of catching the ultimate fast-food! While smaller than male lions, lionesses are more agile and quick. Working together females are able to bring down prey much faster than themselves.
    • Raising Baby: Usually cubs are born around the same time in a pride. This allows the females to share care duties, including nursing other lionesses’ cubs, and provides for lots of playmates!
    • Lion’s Roar: Lions use their mighty roar for communication. Both male and female pride members keep track of one another by roaring. A lion’s roar is so powerful it can be heard up to 3 miles away.

We are currently raising funds for Africa Wilds. Africa Wilds will create new homes for animals you know and love (like our lions and African painted dogs) while also bringing new species to Tulsa. You can learn more about Africa Wilds here.

To learn more about African Lions visit them at the Large Cat Grottos.

 

 

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