These Are The Top Ten Lion Attacks On Humans Caught On Video
Lion attacks on people are no joke and those people that manage to survive, are darn lucky ! I would not enjoy being attacked by any animal, once as a child, I was mauled by our family dog, a 125 pound German Shepherd and it was NOT a pleasant experience. But, being attacked and mauled by a lion…that takes it to a whole new level. Lions can kill a human very easily and it’s usually savage and extremely painful.
Lions and tigers are the biggest cats on this earth and sometimes they become man eaters, especially in countries like India, Pakistan and Africa. But in other countries, they attack in zoos, on zoo keepers and on occasion..a news reporter, or even on their trainer. Whatever the case, one must use extreme caution around these fearsome and powerful animals.
Here’s a few facts about lions you may not know courtesy of ‘Defenders of Wildlife’:
Diet: Lions consume a wide variety of prey, from wildebeest, impala, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and wild hogs to sometimes rhinos and hippos. They will also feed on smaller animals such as hares, birds and reptiles. Lions are also known to attack elephants when food is scarce.Population: The lion population in Africa has been reduced by half since the early 1950s. Today, fewer than 21,000 remain in all of Africa.Range: Though lions used to live in most parts of Africa, they are now found only in the south Sahara desert and in parts of southern and eastern Africa. Historically, in addition to Africa, lions were found from Greece through the Middle East to northern India.Behavior: The only social member of the cat (Felidae) family, lions live in large groups called “prides,” consisting of about 15 lions. Related females and their young make up the majority of the pride. A single male, or sometimes a small group of 2-3 males, will join a pride for an indefinite period, usually about 3 years or until another group of males takes over.