Lions: carnivores with high protein needs
Hunting and scavenging
Feeding and drinking
Zebra, water buffalo, antelopes, and other medium- to large-sized ungulates are important prey for lions.
Above, Izu the Lion investigates a cardboard zebra (scented with real zebra odors) that was made by San Diego Zoo volunteers for enrichment.
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