Animal Corner — Lions

lion, new year, strength, courageHappy new year! To start the year off right, let’s focus on an animal who symbolizes strength and courage — the lion! After tigers, lions are the second largest cat species in the entire world. Typically, they live in eastern and southern Africa. They can run up to 50 miles per hour, and when lions roar, you can even hear the sound from five miles away.

Lions live in groups called prides. While lions are known as the “King of the Jungle,” it is the lionesses do much of the work in the pride. They are the better hunters, so they spend their time hunting and gathering food for themselves and the rest of their pride.

As we mentioned earlier, lions symbolize strength and courage. They also represent the power to overcome all of life’s difficulties. Since these are admirable qualities for anyone to have, lions are the perfect animals to keep in mind throughout 2017 and any year!