Appearance & Lifespan
Lions feed on impala, zebras, giraffes, buffalo, wild hog and sometimes rhinos and hippos. Both male and female lions roar to communicate. Male lions roar also to claim there territory. Female lions do all the hunting, they are nocturnal and work in groups to stalk their prey. Females give live birth to cubs. There are less than 23,000 lions remaining now throughout the whole world. Lions inhabit in savannahs, open woodlands, and grasslands throughout both Africa and India.
Lions in Africa have decreased over the past 50 years from 200,000 to now 23,000 lions. The African Lion is listed endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. A law that is now being placed to protect the species is banning hunting in public lands across Africa starting in 2014. The public can help taking the species off the endangered animals list by stopping lion hunting because 60% of all lions are killed from it.