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The Lions Fact Sheet
We generally find lions in tropical grassland biomes,
known as savannas. The temperature in tropical
grasslands like savannas, are stable during the seasons
with hot summers and rainy winters. The usual
temperature is about 25/27°C, with highs up to 30°C
and lows down to 20°C.
Lions are becoming an endangered species. Over the year’s lions have declined in population, before
they were living in all regions of Africa, the Middle East, Greece, and Asia. Now a majority of lions
can only be found in East, South, West, and Central Africa in many countries including Senegal,
Somalia, and Ethiopia. There are still some Asiatic lions in a Gir Forest National Park reserve in India
where humans protect them from illegal hunters and traders.
The types of vegetation and plants you will find in a typical savanna where lions live will have shrubs
(bushes), tall grasses and trees that are spaced out from each other. There are seasonal rivers in the
wetter season that dry out in the hot summer, and there are also water holes that all the animals
rely on.
Lions usually hunt and eat medium to large animals that have hoofs (feet similar to horses) like
zebras, antelopes, and buffalo, they don’t eat other big cats. As with the habitat of lions, they have
their own territories that they protect from other lions and animals. Most of the time lions sleep
under large trees but if there is too much rain or a female lion wants to give birth they will stay in a
den or cave.
Unfortunately, the populations of lions have suffered partly because of humans from hunting, illegal
trade, and loss of habitat with growing cities. On the bright side humans also work hard to maintain
the lion species with reserves and saving weak lions by putting them in zoos.
Please write a paragraph describing a lion’s habitat and niches.