Meet Our Animals > African Lion
Quick Facts
Native to Grassy plains, savannahs, and open woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa
Primary Diet Antelope, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, gazelles, warthogs
Adult Weight Males 330 to 550 pounds; Females 270 to 400 pounds
Lifespan 15 years
Status Vulnerable

African Lion

Lions are the only cats that live in large, social groups, called “prides.” A pride is made up of 3 to 30 lions. The pride consists of lionesses (mothers, sisters, and cousins), and their cubs, along with a few unrelated adult males.

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