||Over the garden gate
Able to help us with this category? email the webmaster for details
This Picture Has been Viewed 1720 times since 14 September 2004
Go to Ecard Page
In the wild the lion is distributed from S Sahara to S Africa, excluding Congo rain forest belt; NW India (a remnant population only in Gir Forest Sanctuary)
It feeds on a diet of wildebeests, impalas, antelope, zebras, buffalo, wild pigs, and other hoofed mammals.
The measure 8.5 - 10.8 feet long and often live up to around 15 years.
Females gestation period is 15-17 weeks and give birth to up to 6 cubs.
This is a very vulnerable animal. It is thought that there are only about 10,000 animals left in the wild.
Photo taken at Knowsley Safari Park,UK