Lions are big cats.

They live in Africa.

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 A grown up male lion has a mane, which is long hair on his head.

Lions live in a family group called a pride.

A male lion is the boss of a pride.

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He protects the pride.

A pride has younger males, some females and cubs.

Lions have big claws and teeth.

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They eat meat.

Females do most of the hunting for food for the pride to eat.

They hunt together as a team.

A female does not have a mane.

A baby lion is called a cub.


lion (say lie-un)

  • Very big cats. They are the only cats that live in a group.

pride (say pry-d)

  • The name for a group of lions living together.


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