What do lions eat?

What do lions eat?

Lions are carnivores, this means they like meat They eat many different kinds of animals, known as prey.  Lions can eat a LOT!  Male lions will eat an average of 7kgs of food a day and lionesses 4.5kgs.  Both are capable of eating up to 15% of their body weight during...
Lion Diseases

Lion Diseases

Endemic and epidemic diseases, viruses and parasites Impacting lion (Panthera leo) populations Introduction Diseases can be classified as endemic or epidemic dependant on their persistence in a population. Although lion populations can be affected by high mortality...
Lion Physiology

Lion Physiology

Physiology of the African Lion Body Size & Weight Lions are unusual amongst cats in displaying a striking sexual dimorphism due to the availability of a large number of females in grouped social structures allowing larger males to be able to monopolize breeding....
Lion Status Overview

Lion Status Overview

Species Status Overview Estimating African lion (Panthera leo) populations with any accuracy is difficult and involves many uncertainties. While the three main surveys to date all used different methods, it is widely accepted that lion populations in Africa are in...
Lion Depiction Across Ancient & Modern Religions

Lion Depiction Across Ancient & Modern Religions

Lions in Religion The oldest known animal-shaped sculpture ever found is a half-human half-lion, carved from the tusk of a mammoth during the upper Palaeolithic period in South Germany, 32,000 years ago.  It is possibly the eldest of the ancient gods, there is no...
Lion Ecology

Lion Ecology

The Ecology of the African Lion Lion populations differ ecologically, even within an eco-system. The inter-relationships of habitat and prey with lion ecology, sociality, and behaviour are obvious and striking. Habitat Selection Lions have a wide habitat tolerance;...
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