What lions eat

by admin on January 17, 2007 · 45 comments

in Hakuna matata, Life style and Diet, Natural world, Science

The lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. The lion is the second largest feline species, after the tiger. The male lion, easily recognized by his mane, weighs between 150–250 kg (330–500 lb). Females range 120–150 kg (260–330 lb).[2] In the wild, lions live for around 10–14 years, while in captivity they can live over 20 years. Though they were once found throughout much of Africa, Asia and Europe, lions presently exist in the wild only in Africa and India. They enjoy hot climates, and hunt in groups.

Large, powerfully built cat (Panthera leo), the proverbial “king of beasts.” photo and pictures

Lion - Diet and hunting

Female lions usually hunt at night or dawn and in packs. Their prey consists mainly of large mammals, such as antelopes, gazelles, warthogs, wildebeest, buffalos and zebras, but smaller animals like hares and birds are also taken occasionally. Carrion is readily taken and often recovered from other predators like hyenas and wild dogs. In some areas, lions specialise on rather atypical prey-species; this is the case at the Savuti river, where they constantly prey on young elephants, and at the Linyanti, where they hunt hippos.

An adult female lion needs about 5 kg (11 lbs) of meat per day, a male about 7 kg (15 lbs).

=> This article includes information from wikipedia article Lion.

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1 Megan October 4, 2007 at 3:08 pm

You need more things Like about lions . I Love Your wed

Thanx more Megan

2 laura June 16, 2008 at 4:33 am

like the picture and there is a heap of information in small paragraphs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 morgan November 6, 2008 at 4:06 pm


4 overton November 25, 2008 at 10:35 pm

ilove that lionits so hot

5 tierra steward January 7, 2009 at 7:51 pm

This is so amazing

6 tierra steward January 7, 2009 at 8:01 pm

This has alot more information then i thought it would have.ITS AMAZING!

7 ashley araujo January 28, 2009 at 4:27 am

that is cool stuff about the lions

8 angel February 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm


9 Erin February 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm

I am doing reaserche on a lion for a school project but I can’t find what lion’s like to eat!!!

10 allie February 10, 2009 at 8:41 pm

hey guys, this is kool. im @ skool and doing a report. to the girl that said she couldn’t find what asiatic lions eat.. just go to google and typ e that in and it will work =] no need to thank me, it was no problem =] welcome!

11 annie March 5, 2009 at 10:43 pm

im doing a report for school.

12 Brianna March 6, 2009 at 2:37 pm

i am at school right now and im writing this because im doing a report on lions booo

13 Jess April 20, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I didnt realy find any thing on what my report is for and i needed what they eat and i didnt find any thing so im very disaponted

14 martin April 29, 2009 at 7:18 am

gee lions do have a big habit and diet of food! OMG

15 julie April 30, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Hey every body im doing a progect on what LIONS I HOPE I FIND SOMTHING 4 I COULD GET A GOOD GRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I OVE SCIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 Matt May 18, 2009 at 10:57 am

I love lions so much!

17 Estelle August 4, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Lios are my best animals and i love animals!!!

18 john August 4, 2009 at 4:38 pm

i just love them

19 adam August 10, 2009 at 1:53 am

hay thos so cool looking at this sight i finished my 2nd page of work fot

20 Anonymous November 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm

This is a nice and it helped with my home workd!

21 umar January 7, 2010 at 10:58 pm

this is good for my report for school

22 madison February 13, 2010 at 3:16 am

this is like so awesome

23 Miss cool April 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Cool it really helped me with my project

24 shalonda October 28, 2010 at 3:38 pm

im in school doing this project about lions and how they is how long they live and what they eat i found out lots of stuff about lions

25 what do lions eat December 17, 2010 at 3:14 am

Lios have all the magnificent that make him the king of the jungle, i just have to admire their elegance..by the way they eat a lot of meat in a day

26 destiny March 23, 2011 at 8:05 am

hey u guyz can u help me find out wat lions eat by today i have a projact due on my b-3 class on land animal s i chose 2 do lions becuse one of my friends chose 2 do something else i for got wat my friend chose thats not the only reason why i chose it. it was because i like them and and my birthday is in august the 8 1998 lions stan 4 leos right am i right.

27 dd July 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Lions like to eat a pound a meat every day.

28 josiah October 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm

lions are majestic beasts and are a simble of pride

29 alayah October 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

i hate class but im doin research on lions but cant find 40 things they eat:[

30 FAIZA October 31, 2011 at 11:13 pm

lions can live from 10-13 years.

31 israel February 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

do lion eat other lion

32 Daniel March 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm

how do animals get adapted to its habitat

33 Daniel March 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm

and this is for a 2 grad project for science for three grades

34 Daniel March 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm

oh never mind it might need to come in e-mail and i don’t have an acount beouse it says i’m to young

35 Anonymous March 13, 2012 at 5:00 am

Yeah the pic is awesome

36 Anonymous May 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

springbok , impala, buffalo

37 Sehej May 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Good job its amazing love lions

38 ludwika July 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

loins are scary.

39 lily July 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm

lions are soft and they eat buffalos.

40 Anonymous September 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

its great:-)

41 julia botte October 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

lion can be anywhere in the nature

42 daniel January 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm

cooooooool :)

43 Anonymous January 23, 2013 at 12:14 am

lions are the best i love them to death !

44 Anonymous January 24, 2013 at 1:20 am

im doing a report please post up something with a lot of info im a straight A+ STUDENT N IF I FAIL IT WONT BE GOOD FOR ME MY TEACHER N FAMILY SO PLZ HELP ME AND POST SOMETHING!plz i beg u remember plzzzzzzzz with a lot of info!!!!!!!!!

45 Anonymous February 4, 2013 at 6:17 pm

i have project about animal so i chose lion because lions are very strong and brave but i cant find nothing important about them is it difficult to u as vel

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