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African Lions

Scientific Name

Panthera Leo

👀 Animal Footmark

Learn more about them below

Fun Fact!
Did you Know?!
Known as the "king of the jungle", lions are actually not found in jungles at all! They live on the open savannah and hunt in groups called prides.

Life Span

In the wild

8-15 years

at the zoo

Up to 25 years



300-500 pounds (males), 260-400 pounds (females)


4-5.5 feet at the shoulder (males are larger than females)



A lot of insects and occasionally plants.


Originated from Africa and Asia.

They are typically found in open savannahs, grasslands, and scrubby areas.

Conservation Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Learn more about their conversion status.

The IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Natur maintains the Red List, a global database assessing the conservation status of species. It's a vital tool for tracking endangered species and guiding conservation efforts.

in the twin valleys

African Lions
On Map
Visit them at Brantford Nature's Getaway

Navigate to them across our 25 acres.

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Find them in Brantford