Despite the common phrase "lion's den," lions actually do not den and instead sleep on the open savanna. Lions are at the top of the food chain, so they experience no predation pressures requiring them to den. Some Egypt... More »

The mountain lion is adaptable to many environments and can be found in low-lying swamps or on high mountain slopes. They do not build dens, preferring to sleep and rest in caves or dense brush. More »

A male lion will usually sleep 18 to 20 hours per day. However, after eating a big meal, it is possible for a lion to sleep a full 24 hours. Female lions usually sleep 15 to 18 hours per day. More »

A tiger lives most of its life alone in its personal territory, staying in a den during the day and hunting large prey animals at night for food. During mating season, tigers meet only briefly to mate. The female raises ... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Large Cats

Although many of the big cats, including cheetahs, leopards and lions, have a tendency to avoid the water because they do most of their hunting on land, tigers are prolific swimmers and often use the water to patrol thei... More »

A pack of lions is a social group known as a pride. A pride typically consists of several females, two males and their related young, though they may expand to include up to 40 individuals. Lions are the only cat species... More »

While leopards are occasionally preyed upon by lions and tigers, attacks are rare due to leopards' speed and strength. Leopard cubs also face threats from birds of prey, hyenas, jackals and snakes when their mother is aw... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Large Cats