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Lion Facts Newsletter Archive

Hunting

When attacking, lions often try to run ahead of their prey to cut off their escape route, reaching speeds as fast as 60km/h (37mph) – although they can only maintain ...

Lion Cubs

When a lioness is close to giving birth, she will separate from the pride and find a safe and secluded denning site, often in thick vegetation or even inside a cave...

Diet and feeding

The amount of food eaten by lions varies greatly from day to day, but averages 5 to 10kg per day. However, they can eat a lot more when food is abundant: males ... 

Leaving the Pride

Lion prides are composed of related females, and unrelated males. Although prides can be large in very prey-rich areas, with the typical pride numbering ...

Ageing Lions

Unless you have been following a lion since it was born, it can be very difficult to know the exact age of a lion just by looking at it. This is why we estimate how old a lion is ...

Lion habitat

Lions can live almost anywhere, having been recorded in open grasslands, woodlands, thick bush, and thick, scrubby areas. Overall, lions have a relatively broad habitat tolerance...