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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  • Megan Oct 4, 2007, 3:08 pm

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  • overton Nov 25, 2008, 10:35 pm

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  • ashley araujo Jan 28, 2009, 4:27 am

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  • Erin Feb 2, 2009, 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!!!

  • allie Feb 10, 2009, 8:41 pm

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  • annie Mar 5, 2009, 10:43 pm

    im doing a report for school.

  • Brianna Mar 6, 2009, 2:37 pm

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

  • Jess Apr 20, 2009, 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

  • martin Apr 29, 2009, 7:18 am

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  • julie Apr 30, 2009, 6:04 pm

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  • Matt May 18, 2009, 10:57 am

    I love lions so much!

  • Estelle Aug 4, 2009, 4:37 pm

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

  • john Aug 4, 2009, 4:38 pm

    i just love them

  • adam Aug 10, 2009, 1:53 am

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2009, 3:14 pm

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  • umar Jan 7, 2010, 10:58 pm

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  • madison Feb 13, 2010, 3:16 am

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  • Miss cool Apr 23, 2010, 4:06 pm

    Cool it really helped me with my project

  • shalonda Oct 28, 2010, 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

  • what do lions eat Dec 17, 2010, 3:14 am

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

  • destiny Mar 23, 2011, 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.

  • dd Jul 10, 2011, 8:43 pm

    Lions like to eat a pound a meat every day.

  • josiah Oct 10, 2011, 7:18 pm

    lions are majestic beasts and are a simble of pride

  • alayah Oct 18, 2011, 4:34 pm

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

  • FAIZA Oct 31, 2011, 11:13 pm

    lions can live from 10-13 years.

  • israel Feb 15, 2012, 1:52 pm

    do lion eat other lion

  • Daniel Mar 4, 2012, 6:03 pm

    how do animals get adapted to its habitat

  • Daniel Mar 4, 2012, 6:09 pm

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

  • Daniel Mar 4, 2012, 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

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2012, 5:00 am

    Yeah the pic is awesome

  • Anonymous May 13, 2012, 5:29 pm

    springbok , impala, buffalo

  • Sehej May 27, 2012, 1:20 pm

    Good job its amazing love lions

  • ludwika Jul 28, 2012, 5:08 pm

    loins are scary.

  • lily Jul 28, 2012, 5:15 pm

    lions are soft and they eat buffalos.

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2012, 10:25 am

    its great:-)

  • julia botte Oct 1, 2012, 1:17 pm

    lion can be anywhere in the nature

  • daniel Jan 21, 2013, 12:05 pm

    cooooooool :)

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2013, 12:14 am

    lions are the best i love them to death !

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2013, 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!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 4, 2013, 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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