Animal Species

African Lion
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Lions are social and are the only cat to live in prides of 10-20 animals. The females primarily do the hunting.

Sponsors
Rocco Scola; Jim & Kathi Bindeman; Teagan Murphy; Dr. Nick & Laura Stefanovski; Luther Memorial Academy; Liberty Iron & Metal Inc.
Habitat
Savannah or plains areas of Africa but have adapted to many other conditions
Weight
Females: 250-400 pounds
Males: 330-550 pounds
Lifespan
10-14 years
Diet
wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, small game
Reproduction
2-5 cubs after a gestation period of 110 days
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Threats
habitat loss, depletion of prey, poaching, trophy hunting and disease