At one time lions lived throughout most of Africa as well as parts of Europe and Asia. Hunting and reduced territory have now made African lions a vulnerable species, and Asian lions are endangered.
Male lions defend the pride's territory. They mark their turf with urine, roar at intruders to warn them away and chase off any animals that get too close to their area.
Female lions are the pride's hunters. They work together to chase and kill large animals such as zebras and wildebeests.Learn more about Large Cats