Friday, February 21, 2014


Lions live in groups of 15 or more. This is called prides. Prides can be as small as 3 or as big as 40 animals. In a pride, lions hunt prey, raise cubs, and defend their territory together. In a pride females do most of the hunting and cub raising. Usually all the females in a pride are related. A pride usually has no more than two adult males. The females stay in there pride for life and the males stay in for two to four years. When the males leave the pride, they either lead their own or do everything themselves.

 A males load roar,usually heard after sunset,can be heard from five miles away. The roar warns off intruders and help round up the lions of the pride. Hunting is usually done, in the dark, by the lionesses. They often hunt in groups of two or three. To catch the prey they use teamwork to stalk, surround, and kill their prey. Lionesses are not the most successful hunters,because they usually only kill only one thing after several tries. The males eat first, then the females, and then finally the cubs eat.Males and females try to defend their pride if a lion from a different pride tries to attack their pride.

Lions once roamed Africa, southern Europe, and parts of Asia.  Today lions usually live in Africa.  Unlike most cats, lions are excellent swimmers.  After lions eat, they may not hunt until two weeks later.  Lions can run at a top speed of 36 miles an hour.

This is a pride of lions.

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