LIVE WEBCAM - LIONS AT REID PARK ZOO
Lions are the second largest big cat species in the world, after tigers. Lions are unique among cats in that they live in a group, or pride. The members of a pride tend to spend the day in scattered groups and often join up later in the day to hunt or share a meal. On average a pride will consist of around 15 lions.
Lions have a well defined territory, the size of which will depend upon the abundance of prey and may cover up to 400 square kilometers if game is sparse. Lions proclaim and protect their territory by roaring, scent marking and urinating. Their distinctive roar is generally heard in the evening before a night’s hunting and again before arising at dawn.