Q:

How much do lions eat?

A:

Quick Answer

Lions have been known to eat as much as 90 pounds of meat in a single sitting. Most of the time, the meals are much smaller, totalling around 11 pounds of meat a day.

Know More
How much do lions eat?
Credit: Tobias Brixen CC-BY 2.0

Full Answer

Male lions usually stay back while the female lions do all of the hunting. Once a prey animal is taken down, male lions sometimes chase off the females and cubs and gorge themselves first. Their favored prey are zebra, antelope and buffalo. The typical lion makes around 15 kills a year and offsets this amount by eating carrion and animals killed by other members of the pride.

Learn more about Large Cats

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do lions walk?

    A:

    Lions are digitigrade walkers, according to Lion Facts. Lions carry most of their weight on their paw pads. They walk on their toes, which are equipped with soft pads that muffle the sound of movement. Many carnivores have adapted this ability, as it helps them capture prey.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do lions survive?

    A:

    Lions survive by sticking together in groups referred to as prides, which can have as many as three males and an average of 12 females and their adolescents. The male lions have the responsibility of protecting the pride and its territory, which can cover a total of 100 square miles of open woodlands, grasslands or scrub. Male lions rely on their deafening roar and the scent from their urine to ward off potential threats to their pride and territory.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long do lions sleep?

    A:

    A male lion will usually sleep 18 to 20 hours per day. However, after eating a big meal, it is possible for a lion to sleep a full 24 hours. Female lions usually sleep 15 to 18 hours per day.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Do lions like water?

    A:

    Lions generally do not like water and avoid swimming unless it is necessary. Lions only enter water when they are hunting prey or when they must cross the water to get from one point to another.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore