Monday, October 21, 2013

Going on Safari, Tanzania’s Big Five: The Lion (2)

These beautiful, large cats are excellent hunters but you're more likely to see one sleeping than hunting. Lions are very social animals, unlike other cats, they live in prides of several females, their young and a couple of males.

They will cooperate when hunting difficult prey like a buffalo, but usually they'll take down an antelope on their own. Females hunt more than males and all lions will happily scavenge given half a chance. Lions ambush their prey, (like leopards), rather than track and chase (like hyenas).

Thx Steve!


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