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Roaring Lions


"The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing." Psalm 34v10

Read about Daniel in the Lions' Den

(Daniel chapter 6)

We lions can roar so loud. You will hear us up to 5 miles away. So get the message loud and clear - we are the 'king of beasts!'
Beware! We're the largest meat eaters living on the African plains. So don't go walking there alone!
We lions live in family groups called 'prides'. There can be up to 40 of us in a 'pride'. Over half of us in a 'pride' are cubs and young adults.
Our lionesses will often stay their entire life in the 'pride' but the young males are driven out.
God made us lions to see, hear and smell better than you humans!
Our eyesight is 5 times better than yours. We can hear prey that is more than a mile away. Using our keen sense of smell, we know if our prey is nearby.
We lions that live in the wild usually only eat twice a week. We like to eat antelope, gazelle, wildebeest, zebra, warthogs, as well as smaller animals. But you'd better watch out when we're hungry!
We let the lionesses do most of the hunting. They hunt in groups, working together to chase and catch prey. Some of them 'baby-sit' the cubs while the others go hunting.
Our lionesses are fit ladies. They can run as fast as 35mph for short distances and can leap more then 30 feet.
Our male lions eat first, even though the females actually catch the prey. It may take up to 4 hours for a 'pride' to finish eating. We lions rarely finish an entire kill. We let hyenas and vultures eat our leftovers.
We lions are proud to be mammals. Our lionesses give birth to 1-5 cubs in a litter. They feed them on milk for about 6 months. But they do start eating meat before that.
It is very sad but 3 out of 4 of our lion cubs die of starvation before they're 2 years old.
We lions live about 13 years. It may not seem very long to you humans. But we're proud to rule our hunting grounds.
Fossil evidence shows that we lions once lived throughout Africa, Europe, Middle East, into Asia as far as S. India and Sri Lanka, and also in North and South America. However, our numbers in the wild have been reduced by hunting and loss of habitat.
Today, we lions only survive in the wild in Africa and NW India.
The Romans used to let us lions kill prisoners as a kind of public entertainment. Sadly, many early Christians died this way.
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