African lions are carnivores that eat other animals like antelopes and zebras. Found only in central and southern Africa, these large cats are skilled hunters and search the grasslands for sources of food.
The lioness does the majority of the hunting, and the females will work together to take down a large animal like a wildebeest. If a pride of lions has trouble catching its own prey, it will attempt to steal the kill of other animal packs like hyenas or dogs.
Young lions do not begin helping the pride hunt food until at least 1 year of age. Although lions prefer to hunt in packs, a lion will hunt independently if a food source is available.Learn More
Two subspecies of tigers primarily live in a rainforest habitat: the Sumatran tiger and the Bengal tiger. Tigers live in a wide range of habitats, but most species prefer locations with dense vegetation, including rainforests.Full Answer >
While there are many species of tigers, the average adult tiger is 3 to 3.5 feet tall at the shoulders. Tigers' body length ranges from 4.6 to 9.2 feet.Full Answer >
A tiger's tail is about 3 feet in length and is used for balance when it runs through sharp turns. A tiger's tail is also used as an aid to communicate with other tigers.Full Answer >
Cheetahs have 30 teeth total in their jaws. They have 16 teeth in their upper jaw and 14 teeth in their lower jaw. Most species of cats have exactly the same number and kinds of teeth, although the size of their jaws and teeth may vary.Full Answer >