As wild animals are very dangerous and lions are one of the famous wild animals – You may have interest about wild animals. Here we put some information about one of the wild animals – Lions.
Wild Animals : Lions
Lions, like other species, are lighter in color in hot, arid areas and darker in areas of dense vegetation. Mature male lions can be identified uniquely among the cat species for the thick mane of brown or black hair that encircles the head and neck. The tails of lions end in a horny spine covered with a tuft of hair.
Male lions are easy to recognize for their distinctive manes. Males with darker manes are more capable to attract female lions (lionesses).
About 85 to 90 percent of the pride’s hunting are done by female lions while the males patrol the territory and protect the pride.
Lions are enable to take prey as large as wildebeests, zebras, buffaloes, young elephants, rhinos, hippos, giraffes etc. due to cooperative hunting. Mice, lizards, tortoises, warthogs, antelopes and even crocodiles also form part of a lion’s diet. Man-eating lions do exist. Lions may hunt at any hour, but they typically go after large prey at night.
Lions play-fight improves their hunting skills. When they play-fight, the don’t bear their teeth and the keep their claws retracted so as to not inflict injury on their partner. Play-fighting enables the lions to practice their battle skills and it also helps to establish relationships among the pride members.
All lions can climb trees, some rest up high more than others in certain areas to avoid buffalo and tsetse flies . But they do not like to swim likes tigers.
Although lions are now protected in many parts of Africa, they were once considered to be stock-raiding vermin and were killed on sight. We should not kill them randomly.