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Her cubs are playing on the yellow savannah grass.  Her mate, out trying to settle things with the intruder who they met just one day ago.  Her beautiful fur, swaying in the wind.  She is an African lion.  Then you see the long pipe of a shotgun sticking out of the bushes.  It flashes before your eyes.  The bullet rips through the plains, breaking the nearly impenetrable silence.  The impact, knocks the lion over.  A large red spot is visible on her shiny, golden coat.  Why?  Why do people kill lions, so they can take a small portion of the lion, and leave everything else?  There are so many unique features about lions!  Lions are very beautiful.  They show us images of grace, courage, and compassion.  The lions are very strong and protective.  Lions protect their cubs and mates.  They help humans by killing harmful animals for us.  People don’t need to kill the lions.  It is foolish and senseless.About the African Lion Lions have a title of “the King of the Jungle”. They are the top predator on the food chain.  But yet, they sleep for 20 hours a day!!!  At least male lions do.  The female lions do most of the work like taking care of the cubs and hunting and grooming herself.  They are one of the most popular animals in the cat family.  Most people think lions are very dangerous, but they are only dangerous when something angers them.  They have the loudest roar and they are the second largest big cat.Habitats Lion lived in Africa and are now found in the Sahara Desert.  They are also found in Africa now.  They are also found in Greece, the middle east, and India.  Lions live on savannahs and grassy plains.  There are an estimated 20,000 to 39,000 lions left in the wild.Hunting Lions are very predatory animals.  They hunt many animals.  Lions hunt antelopes, buffalo, zebra, baby elephants, rhinos, hippos, wild hogs, crocodiles and giraffes.  Lions hunt smaller prey like mice, rats, hares, lizards, and tortoises  The females attack and kill the animals.  The females bring the food back to the family.Lifestyle Lions don’t do much (most days)..  The males sleep for almost the whole day and the females just lay and watch the cubs.  On days when the female hunts, the male watches the cubs.  Lions hunt at night and have good night vision.  Females interact with other females a lot.