Lions is a species in the family. Lion live in Africa and India. The lion inhabits grasslands and savannahs. But is absent in dense forests.
It exhibits a pronounced sexual dimorphism. Males are larger than females with a typical weight range of 150 to 250 kg for the former and 120 to 182 kg for the latter.
What is the lion’s prey?
Lions consume a wide variety of prey, from wildebeest, impala, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and wild hogs to sometimes rhinos and hippos. They will also feed on smaller animals such as hares, birds and reptiles. Lions are also known to attack elephants when food is scarce.
How many species of lions are there in the world?
There is actually only one species – the Panthera leo, however, there are several sub-species of lions which you may not know about. So when you head off on your African safari, read up about the various species and have a look at the photographs below to make sure you know which ones you will be seeing.
The lions of Katavi have been eating no stop. Between the Chada pride and the Katisunga Pride of lions they have been feasting. In 4 nights the Chada pride took down 3 buffalo.
While the dry conditions have been hard on the hippos the prides have been getting there fill of hippo meat as well. Sometimes it has been an unlucky hippo who lost the battle against another hippo or the lions taking advantage of a hippo with no water for safety.
Even an elephant passing on from natural causes only last two days for the lions. Well there is one thing for sure here in Katavi and that is there is plenty of food for our growing lions. Special Thanks to the Chada Katavi guides Samwel Turoto & Paulo Siololo for the pictures.
Till Next Time Justin & Jacky