Lion

Nakia williams period 9 May 16,2016

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Habitat

In ancient times, lions lived in Europe, the Middle East, India, and much of Africa 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 Forest(National Geographic).

Movement

lions are belted by strength, not speed. girls weigh less then guys. They move extremely fast when they see their pray or when they see food(Mammals).
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Body covering

The lion is the second largest member of the cat family. Only the tiger is larger. Lions are built for strength, not speed. 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.

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Diet

Their diets are 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 or hyenas.
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Adaptations

Lionesses aren't the most successful of hunters, because they usually score only one kill out of several tries. After the kill the males usually eat first, lionesses next—and the cubs get what's left. Males and females fiercely defend against any outside lions that attempt to join their pride(National Geographic).
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Work cited

(World Book Advanced).

(National Geographic).

(Sweet Talk).