ZB_Lions_cubs15If you’ve ever seen a lion in a zoo, you’ve probably been amazed by these felines’ size and majestic appearance. However, these lions started off small—less than three pounds—and when they’re cubs, lions act a lot like the kittens that you might have as pets. Soon after they’ve learned to walk, they start to practice hunting by sneaking up and pouncing on anything that moves. Have you ever seen a housecat do that when it’s playing?
All that practice hunting pays off—grown lions are great hunters. Female lions work together using clever strategies and amazing strength to bring down prey. However, hunting can be tough, and when food is scarce, lions will eat porcupines, fish, snakes, turtles, locusts, termites, peanuts, fruit, and even rotten wood.