A male and female lion outside at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, located in Florida


Visit Busch Gardens' pride of lions

See Africa's largest carnivores up-close in the Edge of Africa®. 


Lions live in social groups known as prides. As specialized communal predators, a pride's role includes keeping herbivore populations in balance with the resources available in their area of the plains..

Location: Edge of Africa

Ask an Educator about Lions

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Are lions endangered?

The African lion is listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and prey depletion due to poaching and bush meat trade. 

When do lions hunt?

Lions are inactive for up to 21 hours a day. Female lions, or lionesses, often hunt as a group during the darkest, coolest hours of early morning.

How loud is a lion’s roar?

An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away.