Hear the Calgary Zoo’s Lions Roar
The Calgary Zoo’s pride of lions usually sticks together – they are social animals, after all. Whether you catch them catnapping in the sun or stalking in the taller grass, it’s easy to imagine them on the plains of Africa. It’s even easier if you’re lucky enough to hear them roar – it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
Lions sleep up to 20 hours a day.
Here's where we call home
East Central and Southern Africa African lions live on the plains and savannahs of East, Central and Southern Africa. A very small group of wild Asian lions still survives in India’s Gir Forest
At a Glance
Panthera leo leo
126 - 272 kg (277 - 599 lb.)
Length of 2.4 - 3.3 m (7.9 - 10.8 ft.)
Plains and savannahs
Large hoofed animals such as zebras, antelopes and other large mammals