Unlike other cats, lions live in social groups called prides that consist of a handful of related females and their young and a coalition of two to three males. Males protect the pride and their territory, ranging up to 100 square miles, by roaring and scent-marking as they patrol the area.
The Cincinnati Zoo provides funding to support Rebuilding the Pride, a community-based conservation program that combines tradition and modern technology to restore a healthy lion population while reducing the loss of livestock to lions in Kenya’s South Rift Valley. Click here to learn more.
AFRICA IS NOW OPEN!
Come see John and Imani in their brand new living space in “Africa“, opened June 2013! John is very popular and even has his own Twitter account; follow John on Twitter @cincyzoolion!