Animal Corner — Lions

After tigers, lions are the second largest cat species in the entire world. They usually live in eastern and southern Africa. They can run up to 50 miles per hour. When they roar, people from as much as five miles away can hear the sound!

When they’re not busy running 50 miles per hours, lions live in groups called prides. While they are known as the “King of the Jungle,” that title is a bit of a misnomer. It is actually the lionesses who do much of the work in the pride. They are the superior hunters, so they hunt and gather food for themselves and the rest of their pride. The males rest and wait for the food.

Want to see a lion and a lioness in person? Come to their enclosure in our drive-thru! Their names are Elvis and Sassy, and they are truly delightful! While you will not get close enough to feed or pet them, you definitely are near them well enough to get an incredible picture.