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Jago the lion roams through the outdoor enclosure.

Lion
Panthera leo / Lion

Lion
Habitat
various savannahs, semi-deserts and gallery forests
Continent
Africa
Food
mostly large ungulates, but also small animals and carrion
Gestation/breeding period
110 days
Mode of life
Pack or loner
Class
Mammals
Order
Carnivora

Key facts

~ 2.50 m
size

~ 200 kg
weight

~ 20 years
age

How endangered are Lions?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Lion
    Vulnerable
    Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

Females usually give birth to one to four young. Newborns weigh about 1.5 kilograms and are suckled by the mother for six to eight weeks in a hiding place far away from the pack.

Animal keeper hangouts and feeding times

Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
11:00 am
feeding without commentary
Lion

Lion on the zoo tour

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