Lions live in groups called prides.
Lions live in groups called prides. These prides make hunting a group effort although lions do hunt alone or in pairs, as well. Prides also provide the young with a greater survival rate since there is more than one female to provide food and protection for the cubs. During World War II, lions in the zoo survived on plants since meat was rationed. This goes back prior to the Fall when all animals were vegetarians.
Cheetah, jaguar, leopard, bobcat, tiger, cougar, housecat
CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Carnivora (meat-eating)
FAMILY: Felidae (cat kind)
GENUS/SPECIES: Panthera leo
Size: About 4 ft (1.2 m) tall; 8–12 ft (2.4–3.7 m) long with tail
Weight: Male: 300–550 lbs (150–250 kg); Female: 260–400 lbs (120–180 kg)
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Wildebeest, zebra, and antelope; sometimes rhinoceros, elephant, or hippopotamus
Habitat: Savanna and forests of Africa