Lions are hypercarnivorous, which means their eating regimen consists of greater than 70% meat. African lions favor to hunt runners comparable to zebra, African buffalo, South African gazelle, giraffe and antelope. They keep away from prey which might be very giant (elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus) and really small (rabbit, monkey, hyrax, dikdik). Nevertheless, they’ll hunt livestock.
A single lion can take down prey twice its measurement. Lionesses hunt in teams and cooperatively. They observe the herd from a number of instructions to catch the escaped animals. After they catch them, they kill their prey by suffocating. It closes its mouth and nostrils to suffocate its prey. The prey is normally consumed the place it’s dropped. Nevertheless, lions usually lose their prey to hyenas and typically crocodiles.