The king of Africa is the well-known lion. Lions are one of Americas most favorite animals because they looks so beautiful and ferocious at the same time. Thesegood looking animals are used in movies such as the Lion King and many others. Some movie companies have a lion as their logo.
Lions are big cats and the lion is the second largest living big cat after the tiger. Lions can weigh up to 400 pounds and lionesses 300 pounds. Lions usually sleep during the day while the lionesses split up into groups to take care of the cubs and find food for supper. When it is night time all the lionesses sleep and the lion gets up and hunts for food. The cubs are fed in the morning and in the evening.
Most lions and lionesses live to 10-14 years in the wild. Lions live in many places but they mostly prefer an area hot and dry with a lot of prey to catch. Lions need to eat a lot of food to keep big and strong. The lion is the king of the animal kingdom.
Lions are big and strong and you will probably see one when you go to the zoo. When the lion see’s you he’ll give you a big roar.