[2013] Bekir Sefersah: Lions

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[2013] Bekir Sefersah: Lions

LIONS

PreyLions consume a wide variety of animals in many different sizes.They'll eat animals fom elephants to birds. They mainly feed on giraffes, zebras, buffalo, wildebeest, impala, and wild hogs. Elephants are only attacked when food is scarce, usually hunted in groups.

Interestings Facts

FeaturesThere are 3 different species of lions. All have similarities to being the same. But their differences are adaptations to help thrive in their environment. All lions have gold fur, but each species has a different mane to blend in with their environment.

HabitatLions are mainly found in Africa but can also be seen in India and parts of Asia. They like the hot places like the Sahara in Africa and the dryer regions. Lions Live in groups called prides and find a place to live for the rest thir lives. The females are the ones that hunt while the male take care of the cubs.

Indian LionsIndia's lions are just like African lions, but India's lions have much longer.

Asian LionsAll lions look very similar but they've evolved to adapt to their home lands. The Asian lion is a good example. They have gold fur and a gold mane un like the African lion. This is because of the rich dirt in Asia. The lions have adapted to camoflauge themselves the hunt. Their eyes are also squinty to see around them further and to block the sun.

African LionAfrican lions are the lion you see most often. Males have gold fur, an orange or brownish black mane and females are pale gold or yellow and have darker tufts(the fur on the end of the tail).

The roar of a lion can be heard from 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) away.Lions are the second largest big cat species in the world (behind tigers).In the wild, lions rest for around 20 hours a day.Lions can reach speeds of up to 81 kph (50 mph) but only in short bursts because of a lack of stamina.The heaviest lion on record weighed an amazing 375 kg (826 lb).


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