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  1. LION Predator of the Grassland Dominic S.

  2. Introduction • There scientific name is Panthera Leo • They are big cats • Very self confident • Different from other cats very social and live in packs • Only lion that lives in packs

  3. What Lions Looks Like • Very strong legs • Big sharp teeth 3inches Big!!!!!!!!!!! • Males have manes females don’t • Males length is between 5 feet and 8 feet • Females length is between 4feet and 7 feet • Males height is around 4 feet • Females height is also close to 4 feet • They have wide and very big noses • Their fur color is a creamy/light brown • Shoulder height is 4ft [males]3ft [females] • Round ears some big some small

  4. More of what a Lion looks like • The big tooth is not the K9, it’s the Canassial • Soft paws • Males tail is as big as 3 to 5ft • Females tail 2 to 4ft • Makes lots of faces to express themselves • Dark and light manes[male

  5. How Long Lions Live • Lions in the wild live up to 15 years • Lions in captivity live up to 30 years[Captivity means a zoo or an enclosure] • Lions may die if they are hunted but that is rare • Lions lives may come short if the get sick

  6. Where They Live • Most lions live in Africa's grasslands and mountains • Some live in India but very few do • Lions cover lots of Africa but not the Sahara its to hot for lions • They mostly like to live in shady parts in there habitat

  7. Climate Near Them • In the summer its very hot • In the winter it can go down to 40 below • They have around 10 inches of rain each year • In late spring it gets summer heat in late fall it gets cold but not very cold…YET

  8. Landforms • Lions live in the grass of Africa • Lions also live in the mountains of Africa • The lions in India also live in grasslands • Very few trees are in the grasslands • Some African mountains are close to African grasslands

  9. Carnivores • Lions are carnivore • Carnivores are animals that eat other animals • Lions eat lots of animals carnivores and herbivores and omnivores • They usually get there prey by using there strong legs,weight,claws,and teeth

  10. Prey and Predators • Lions are predators • They eat Wildebeast,Impala,Zebras,Girrafes,Buffalo and wild hogs • There prey are humans and cubs with other cats also Hyenas • Hyenas sometimes take down a single lion but sometimes

  11. Behavior • The main job of a lion is to protect its territory from others • Males fight to be king of the pride • Lions sleep mostly the hole day because they hunt at night • Lions communicate with roars so they know where everyone is • Females hunt for the pride so the males “protect” the prides territory

  12. Babies • After 8 weeks cubs move out of dens and in the pride • They have 1-6 cubs • The cubs usually stay with their parents till age 7 • When they are young they fight with each other to learn how to protect themselves • They usually stay with their pride when they hunt

  13. Physical Adaptations • Lions have light brown fur to blend with the grass. • When grown up they have 3 inch long fangs to bite through their food. • They have soft paws to help sneak up on prey. • Males manes protect their neck during fights. • Manes help them intimidate opponants • They have big noses to help them smell prey

  14. Physiological • Strong muscles that allow them to run and jump • Very muscular upper body that helps them take down prey • Big lungs help them breathe when chasing prey • Their eye structures helps them have great night vision • They have great hearing that helps them hear prey miles away

  15. SUPER FUN FACTS • The heaviest lion on record weighed 826lb • Less than 200 lions remain in India/Asia • Lions are special because in caveman's drawings that were from 300BC • Lions use to be all over Africa now only south of the Sahara • Lions in Africa are half of what they were in the 1950’s • Only 21,000 are left in Africa