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.

Conservation Status

Source: IUCN

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Learning Centre

Lions sleep up to 20 hours a day.

Important Facts

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

Scientific Name

Panthera leo leo

Weight

126 - 272 kg (277 - 599 lb.)

Height

Length of 2.4 - 3.3 m (7.9 - 10.8 ft.)

Conservation Status

Vulnerable

Habitat

Plains and savannahs

Diet

Large hoofed animals such as zebras, antelopes and other large mammals


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