The African Lion

The King of The Jungle


Lions are the only cats that live in groups called prides. In the prides there are usually 3 males and up to 12 females and their young. The female cubs usually stay with the group as they age but the male eventually leaves and starts a pride of his own. Male lions protect the prides territory, which is usually about 100 square miles. They mark they're territory with urine and roar a lot to warn any intruding animals. The female lions are the ones who hunt they all work together because most of their prey is faster then them.They once roamed most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe. Today they are found only in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, except for one very small population of Asian lions that survives in India's Gir Forest.