Lion head

David Shepherd

david shepherd lion head 1983
Lion Head.
Signed Limited Edition print
Date of publication:- 1983.
Image Size:- 9" x 5.5"

Lions typically consume prey at the location of the hunt but sometimes drag large prey into cover.
They tend to squabble over kills, particularly the males. Cubs suffer most when food is scarce but otherwise all pride members eat their fill, including old and crippled lions, which can live on leftovers.
Large kills are shared more widely among pride members.
An adult lioness requires an average of about 5 kg (11 lb) of meat per day while males require about 7 kg (15 lb).
Lions gorge themselves and eat up to 30 kg (66 lb) in one session; if it is unable to consume all of the kill, it rests for a few hours before continuing to eat.
On hot days, the pride retreats to shade with one or two males standing guard.
Lions defend their kills from scavengers such as vultures and hyenas.

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