Lions have long been killed in rituals of bravery, as hunting
trophies and for their medicinal and magical powers. Although
lions are now protected in many parts of Africa, they were
once considered to be stock-raiding vermin and were killed on
sight. In some areas, livestock predation remains a severe
Wist je dat?
- Most lions drink water daily if available, but can go
four or five days without it. Lions in arid areas seem to
obtain needed moisture from the stomach contents of their
- When males take over a pride, they usually kill the cubs.
The females come into estrus and the new males sire other