HABITAT HABITAT The lion is found in grassland of Africa and the Sahara desert
DIET DIET They hunt mainly during the night, spending most of the day sleeping or resting. Lions usually choose to hunt medium-to-large-sized animals such as zebra , wildebeest, impala and other antelopes.
The lion is a well-muscled cat with a long body, short legs and a large head. The body's size and appearance are remarkably different for males and females. A full-grown male, including its tufted tail, measures about 2.7 to 3 metres (9 to 10 feet) and has a shoulder height of more than 1 metre (3 feet). An adult male lion can weigh about 170 to 230 kilograms (370 to 500 pounds). Its body is covered with short yellow-brown hair, and a coarse mane grows on its head, neck and shoulders. This mane is the male lion 's outstanding characteristic and makes the lion one of the few species whose gender can be recognised from a distance. The female is usually more slender and about a 0.3 metre (1 foot) shorter than the male. Physical Apparence
ARE LIONS IN DANGER? Humans have hunted the lion for many years. Today lion s are protected in game parks and reserves throughout the world.