Why do female lions hunt instead of male lions?

Why do female lions hunt instead of male lions?

The African Lion (Panthera leo) is a carnivorous – meat eating – mammal. It kills and eats ungulate mammals (animals with hooves), such as zebra, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, warthog, gazelle, and impala. 

Lions live in a pride, which is a group of family members consisting of 10-12 females and their male and female children, called cubs, with one to three dominant males. When male cubs grow up, they become solitary until they form their own pride.


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Masai Lion

The Masai Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita) is the second largest feline (cat) species, after the tiger. The Masai Lion is found in East Africa, mainly in Kenya, so they are also called East African Lions.

Male lions can grow to 2.5-3 metres (8-10 feet) long (including their tail). Female lions, called lionesses, are smaller, with no mane.

A group of lions is called a pride.

Prides of 2-40 individuals are made up of related females and one to two males. Members of the pride come and go and are rarely all together at once.

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