These sites are about lions, the only species of cat that is sociable instead of solitary. Learn about their physical characteristics, behavior, and group structure. Read about the rare lions living in India’s Gir Forest and why lions in Botswana have to learn to swim. Includes pictures, audio files, videos, and an online video quiz. Includes links to an eThemes Resource on endangered species.
Fact Monster: Lions
Read a short encyclopedia entry about lions. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
National Geographic: Creature Feature
Find out the main jobs of males and females in the pride. Includes fun facts, a video, and an audio file. Click on "Map" to see where lions live.
NATURE: Intimate Enemies: Lions and Buffalo
This PBS site features the relationship between these two animals. Find out how they are of equally strong in fighting. Includes a video on a group of lions taking down a buffalo.
Wild Lives: Lions
This page has information about this animal's physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and predators.
National Geographic: Asia's Last Lions
This site highlights five areas of the Asiatic lion, which lives in India's Gir Forest. The presentation lasts seven minutes total. NOTE: This site needs Flash to play properly.
Female Lions Are Democratic in Breeding, Study Finds
Read about female lions demonstrating egalitarianism in the pride. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Animal Planet: Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Swimming Lions
Find out why lions in the wilds of Botswana have to learn to swim. Includes an online video quiz with clips explaining how the lions in this area adapted to their environment. NOTE: The site requires Flash.
National Geographic: Asian Lions
Learn more about Asian lions, view photos of big cats, watch video, and print off a fact sheet of this page. Follow the links to other big cat features and a quiz. NOTE: This site includes Google ads.
Ask Earl: Roaring Lions
Read this short explanation of why lions roar.
Mammals: Asian Lion
Learn about the survival of the endangered Asian lions and view photos of these animals.
See photos of different types of lions. NOTE: This site includes ads.
American Wildlife Federation: Lion
Learn more about lions physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, diet, and predators. Click on the video to watch a short clip of animals that live in the Serengeti. To see more photos, click on "View More Photos."
eThemes Resource: Animals: Endangered Species
These sites have descriptions of endangered species and include explanations for why certain animals are in peril. There are graphic organizers and Venn diagrams. Includes links to many eThemes Resources on habitats and specific endangered animals, such as lemurs, cheetahs, chimpanzees, tigers, and more.
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