Lion - Five Sisters Zoo

Lions are one of the best known big cats. The three individuals at FSZ are males, however, none of them have a mane as they are all rescued and were previously castrated by the circus they rescued from.


  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Weight: 120 to 249 kilograms
  • Habitat: Savannah
  • Life span: 8 to 15 years

Adapted to survive

  • Individuals can run up to 35 mph.
  • Lion cubs have rosette and spots on their fur to help the camouflage with the tall dry grass.
  • They hunt in groups: lionesses have specific roles during the hunting some chase the prey.


  • Habitat fragmentation and loss
  • poaching


IUCN Conservation Status


Our lions were rescued from a traveling circus.