Lioness stalking

Title Info
Common name Lion
Scientific name Panthera leo
Taxonomic group Felidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Grasslands, savannas
Grasslands and savannas Tropical savanna
Ecological interactions Predation
Organisms Animals
Animals Mammals
Date August 09, 2003
Location Serengeti National Park,Tanzania,Africa

Lioness stalking, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. This lioness was stalking a female impala. About four minutes later she got close to her prey, but it got away before she could pounce. Lionesses generally do most of the hunting of the pride (and are much better hunters than the males), but the males (which are larger) typically get the first crack at the food. Lionesses may weigh as much as 400 lb (almost 200 kg) and can eat as much as 25% of their own weight in a single feeding bout.