How does the mother take care of it’s young?
Hungry cubs nurse on any lioness that has milk, not just their own mothers. When they are about 1 1/2 months old, the mother leads them to an animal she has killed for their first meal of meat.
What do Lions eat?
Deer, antelope, zebra, and other hoofed animals. They prefer large prey—zebra, various kinds of antelope, buffalo, and warthog. But they will also eat fish, turtles, guineafowl—anything they can catch. They eat animals that have died from disease, and even take prey from cheetahs and hyenas.
How big is a Lion?
The lion is the second largest member of the cat family. A male lion usually weighs from 350 to 400 pounds (159 to 180 kilograms), but some weigh up to 560 pounds (254 kilograms). Most males are about 9 feet (3 meters) long from the nose to the end of the tail. They average about 4 feet (120 centimeters) tall at the shoulder.Lionesses (females) are smaller than males. They weigh only 250 to 300 pounds (113 to 140 kilograms) and are about 1 foot (30 centimeters) shorter.