Lion

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Lions are the only members of the cat family to display obvious sexual dimorphism – that is, males and females look distinctly different.

They also have specialised roles that each gender plays in the pride. For instance, the lioness, the hunter, lacks the male’s thick mane.

The color of the male’s mane varies from blond to black, generally becoming darker as the lion grows older. During confrontations with others, the mane makes the lion look larger. Weights for adult lions range between 150–250 kg (330–550 lb) for males and 120–182 kg (264–400 lb) for females.

Lions tend to vary in size depending on their environment and area, lions in southern Africa tend to be about 5 percent heavier than those in East Africa.

Lion

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Lions are the only members of the cat family to display obvious sexual dimorphism – that is, males and females look distinctly different.

They also have specialised roles that each gender plays in the pride. For instance, the lioness, the hunter, lacks the male’s thick mane.

The color of the male’s mane varies from blond to black, generally becoming darker as the lion grows older. During confrontations with others, the mane makes the lion look larger. Weights for adult lions range between 150–250 kg (330–550 lb) for males and 120–182 kg (264–400 lb) for females.

Lions tend to vary in size depending on their environment and area, lions in southern Africa tend to be about 5 percent heavier than those in East Africa.


Lion

Image
Lions are the only members of the cat family to display obvious sexual dimorphism – that is, males and females look distinctly different.

They also have specialised roles that each gender plays in the pride. For instance, the lioness, the hunter, lacks the male’s thick mane.

The color of the male’s mane varies from blond to black, generally becoming darker as the lion grows older. During confrontations with others, the mane makes the lion look larger. Weights for adult lions range between 150–250 kg (330–550 lb) for males and 120–182 kg (264–400 lb) for females.

Lions tend to vary in size depending on their environment and area, lions in southern Africa tend to be about 5 percent heavier than those in East Africa.

ZWF Tour Details

Important, Need-To-Know Information About Our Tours

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Encounter our animal ambassadors for a once in a lifetime experience!



ZWF Tour Details

Important, Need-To-Know Information About Our Tours

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Encounter our animal ambassadors for a once in a lifetime experience!



 

ZWF Tour Details

Important, Need-To-Know Information About Our Tours
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Encounter our animal ambassadors for a once in a lifetime experience!

  • "MOST BEAUTIFUL & MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE!!!! I’m so happy I went to ZWF, my kids had the best time, also learned some cool info on the tour! Loved how gorgeous & healthy the animals are, very clean property! Overall amazing experience!!!"

    -VISITED MARCH 2021
  • "I had a phenomenal time with Michael the tour guide when I attended my tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and the necessary care that is required. He made our visit very friendly and fun and I could not imagine having anyone else as my tour guide. Unfortunately, there was not a lion cub for me to hold, but we made up for it holding several reptiles, and a few different monkeys. I would highly recommend coming here to see the different animals and would highly recommend Michael the tour guide as the leader of the tour!"

    -VISITED JANUARY 2021
  • "We had such a great time, loved the entire experience. Such a well run facility and great staff. Thank you ZWF for taking such good care of our animals. We love ZFW."

    -VISITED FEBRUARY 2021
  • "We did the cub encounter and LOVED IT! Never get tired of visiting ZWF. A must go go! I am always recommending family and friends to come by and visit. We’ve been here a hand full of times and still continue to love every second of it."

    -VISITED OCTOBER 2020
  • "MOST BEAUTIFUL & MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE!!!! I’m so happy I went to ZWF, my kids had the best time, also learned some cool info on the tour! Loved how gorgeous & healthy the animals are, very clean property! Overall amazing experience!!!"

    -VISITED MARCH 2021
  • "I had a phenomenal time with Michael the tour guide when I attended my tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and the necessary care that is required. He made our visit very friendly and fun and I could not imagine having anyone else as my tour guide. Unfortunately, there was not a lion cub for me to hold, but we made up for it holding several reptiles, and a few different monkeys. I would highly recommend coming here to see the different animals and would highly recommend Michael the tour guide as the leader of the tour!"

    -VISITED JANUARY 2021
  • "We had such a great time, loved the entire experience. Such a well run facility and great staff. Thank you ZWF for taking such good care of our animals. We love ZFW."

    -VISITED FEBRUARY 2021
  • "We did the cub encounter and LOVED IT! Never get tired of visiting ZWF. A must go go! I am always recommending family and friends to come by and visit. We’ve been here a hand full of times and still continue to love every second of it."

    -VISITED OCTOBER 2020