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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panthera leo
HOUSE NAME: Males: "Razi" "Asani" "Bantu"
Females: "Amali" "Lulu"
HABITAT: Sub-saharan Africa
CONSERVATION STATUS: Vulnerable
FUN FACT: Lions are the only truly sociable cats. Family groups, or prides, mainly consist of related females and their young offspring. Daughters often remain with the pride, but males are driven out at maturity (about 3 years of age). These young males often stay together and form “coalitions.”
DIET: Carnivores, mainly antelope, zebras, pigs, giraffes, etc
FUN FACT: African lions are second only to the Siberian tiger in terms of size. Males weigh between 330-550 lbs, while females range between 260-400 lbs. Coloration varies from light buff to silvery gray, yellowish red, and dark brown. Males have a large mane that tends to darken with age and ranges in color from yellow to black.
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