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Friday, May 27, 2011

The Beuty Of The Lion


Beuty Of Animlas | The Beuty Of The  Lion | The lion is the largest of the cat families in Kenya. A male can weigh over 600 pounds.  Although the lion is a very powerful animal, it reserves most of its strength for hunting. Lion hunt in groups by stalking then chasing down their prey at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. 
 
They leap on the prey's back, dragging it to the ground. Once down, they latch on to the throat until the animal finally gives up. Zebra, wildebeest, and gazelles are all targeted by lions.
 
When not hunting, the lion spends its day resting.  While on safari, lion are most often spotted lounging in the grass or high rocks surveying their territory. The lion lives in prides, numbering up to thirty with the majority being females and young. 
 
 
A pride can have a range of over 500 square miles. Lions are found in much of Kenya, including Amboseli, Maasai Mara, Nairobi National Park, Samburu and Tsavo West. 
 
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