With lions, it is almost exclusively the females that go hunting.
With lions, it is almost exclusively the females that go hunting. Many of their prey are faster than they are, so these predators first creep up to a few meters from different sides and then sprint towards their prey. Even though the lionesses usually do the hunting, the males are always the first ones to eat.
Lionesses can also roar. They can be heard more than 8 km away.
- Scientific name: Panthera leo
- Global home: africa
- Conservation status: Vulnerable
- Primary habitat: desert#hot, forest#subtropical, grassland#subtropical, savannah#dry, shrubland#subtropical