CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AFRICAN LION
The African lion has a light blond fleece with white on the tummy and inside the legs. The tails of an African captain‘s cognizance are black. The manly captain‘s mane ranges from tawny to sanguine brown to black. The mane darkens as the manly captain periods. The mane protects the opponent‘s teeth and claws during the conflict.
A lion cub’s coat has rosette patterns. Rosette patterns may remain on the abdomen and paws of some adult lions.
Male African lions are larger than womanish African Napoleons. manly African Napoleons can grow to be around 11 bases in length from head to tail and weigh up to 550 pounds with a shoulder height of 4 bases. womanish Napoleons are lower and can weigh up to 400 pounds.
AFRICAN LION POPULATION
Since the early 1950s, the lion population in Africa has been halved. Today, there are less than 21,000 lions left in all of Africa.
AFRICAN LION RANGE
The lion is found throughout the Southern Sahara Desert and parts of southern and eastern Africa.
AFRICAN LION HABITAT
The African lion inhabits grassy plains, savannahs, open forests, and scrub.
DIET OF THE AFRICAN LION
The Lions are hunting in an ambush. The primary prey of lions includes medium to large mammals like antelope, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, warthog, and deer, but they also forage for food. Lions can survive long periods without water, obtaining moisture from prey and plants.
AFRICAN LION PREDATORS
One of the many creatures that will attack Napoleons are hyenas, which will kill an injured captain or, if food is scarce, sometimes attack a healthy captain. Lions and hyenas have also been known to kill each other in fights over prey.
CONSERVATION STATE OF THE AFRICAN LION
African lions are listed on the 2000 IUCN Red List as vulnerable.