Lioness – Карельский зоопарк


Class: Mammals

Order: Carnivores

Family: Felidae

Weight: 120-182 kg

Height: 1.1 m

Body length: up to 2.7 m

Color: sandy to reddish-brown, almost white underneath

Age of sexual maturity: approximately at 3 years

Gestation period: about 116 days

Lifespan: 8-10 years

Habitat: Southwest Africa, from Angola to Zimbabwe.

Diet: zebras, wildebeests, wart hogs, buffaloes

Did you know?

  • Lionesses live several years longer than males, who are often driven out of the pride in old age or illness.
  • Lionesses hunt collectively. They stalk the herd, targeting the most vulnerable (those standing apart, young, or sick animals).
  • More patient than males, a lioness can lie motionless in the brush for half a day, waiting for prey to approach a watering hole.