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How do lions communicate?

How do lions communicate?

Lions: How do they communicate? Lions use different calls when communicating with each other: meows, roars, grunts, moans, growls, snarls, purrs, hums, puffs and woofs.  Each sound has a different meaning. Lion Roar The most famous of these calls is the roar.  It is...

Let’s look at Lions

Let’s look at Lions

Learn about the African Lion Lions are part of the cat family and are similar to pet cats in more ways than you would imagine.  At the same time, we must never forget that they are the King of Beasts; fierce, strong and majestic. Body Size & Weight Like many other...

Lion Genetics

Lion Genetics

The genetics of lions Fossil evidence suggests that lions have roamed the world’s wildernesses for approximately 1.8 million years, and were formally the most widespread large land mammal on Earth. They ranged through Europe, Asia, the Americas and throughout Africa....

Lion Behaviour

Lion Behaviour

Social Organisation and behaviour of the lion A gregarious, territorial, matriarchal society, communal care, male coalitions.” Lions are the only truly social cat. Communal Care of Cubs The female will only rejoin the pride with her cubs if the cubs already...

Lion Reproduction & Offspring

Lion Reproduction & Offspring

When is a lion's Breeding Season Lions have no particular breeding season, and often synchronize breeding, especially after a pride takeover, raising the cubs communally. Birth peaks have been observed in Kruger (February – April) and Serengeti (March – July) National...

Predatory Behaviour

Predatory Behaviour

Lions Hunting With relatively small hearts and lungs, lions are not fast runners; a maximum speed of 60kph, nor do they have the stamina to keep this pace for more than a 100 – 200m.  As such, lions rely on stalking their prey and seldom charge until they are within...

The Mane of the African Lion

The Mane of the African Lion

The mane of the African Lion Throughout history, manes of male lions have inspired admiration and fear yet no agreement has been reached concerning its function. The modern lion is instantly distinguished from the other living animals of the Panthera (cat) family but...

In Situ Lion Conservation

In Situ Lion Conservation

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions” Karen Blixen 400,000 lions were believed to exist in Africa in the 1950s.  In 2013 it was estimated that 32,000 remain with “abundant evidence of widespread declines and local extinctions” even in protected...

Ex Situ Lion Conservation

Ex Situ Lion Conservation

“The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.” Chanakya ALERT recognizes that programmes directed towards protecting habitat for the remaining wild lions...

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