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African Lion

Panthera leo

  1. Not Evaluated
  2. Data Deficient
  3. Least Concern
  4. Near Threatened
  5. Vulnerable
  6. Endangered
  7. Critically Endangered
  8. Extinct in the Wild
  9. Extinct

About Us

Lions are social animals that live in prides, these are family units that can include up to three males, a dozen or so females and their young. The pride's lionesses are related and female cubs will usually stay in their pride. Male cubs will usually join another pride, taking over a group headed by an older male.

Woburn's pride of 7 Lions live in a 32 acre reserve with the freedom to roam and exercise within a larger space than many zoo environments. Lions can sleep for up to 20 hours per day, so the pride is most often seen sleeping or relaxing on one of their favourite spots (higher ground with a vantage point). The drive-through takes you on a winding path through the 32 acre reserve, through the heart of the pride land to meet these majestic carnivores in their own territory. 

Central and South Africa
Grasslands, savannah, dense bush and woodland
0.8m – 1.2m at the shoulder. Length: 2.4m to 3.3m
120 to 250 kg
12-15 years in the wild, up to 20 in captivity
Habitat loss and hunted for sport or as pests