Lion cub playing
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While the males have darker manes, both male and female lions have an orange brown complexion.
Lions roam the African savannah in families called prides that are made up of related females, their children, and a single male. When a male reaches adulthood he gets kicked out of the pride and has to go seek his own group. Female lions hunt as a team. Together they can overpower large prey like zebras, buffalo, Giraffes, hippopotamuses, and even young elephants, but they're not above scavenging other animals' leftovers. Lions sleep as much as twenty hours a day and both males and females defend their pride from any intruders. Lions' roars are really loud and can be heard up to five miles away! Lions roar to communicate with each other and to warn off intruders. Males and females have light tan coats, but males have thick brown manes that grow larger and darker as they age.
Fun Facts: A lion may eat sixty-six pounds of food at one mealtime.