Adult Asiatic lions are apex predators and have no natural enemies. The 300 surviving lions in the Gir Forest of India are threatened by poaching, lack of suitable habitat and disease. More »

Lions eat zebras, wildebeest, antelopes and other large grassland animals. Asiatic lions feed on small or large animals, including buffaloes, goats, nilgai, sambhar and chital. Lions prefer scavenging over hunting, and o... More »

The Asiatic lion is endangered largely because of hunting by humans after firearms became widespread. While the subspecies once ranged through Europe, the Middle East and India, it now only occupies a relatively small ar... More »

Adult male lions average between 330 and 500 pounds, although most weigh around 410 pounds. The African lion is second only to the tiger in size among cats. The body length of a male African lion can reach more than 8 fe... More »

Lions do not have many natural predators; humans, other lions and hyenas are sometimes known to kill lions. The lion is referred to as the king of the jungle, but hyenas will sometimes kill them when they are injured and... More »

Also known as catamounts, mountain lions and pumas, cougars are powerful hunters with no natural predators. However, the cats do compete with bears, wolves and other predators for food. More »

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Information for kids about lion habitats includes that lions are majestic creatures that inhabit several types of terrain, particularly those that provide them with opportunities to both stalk prey and hide from predator... More »