That’s a great question! Although lions are
often called ‘The King of the Jungle’ for their
incredible hunting abilities, some animals can
kill lions. Even adult lions (especially those
that are already injured or weak) can be killed by
hyenas, elephants, or crocodiles (when they go to
drink water). Younger lions and ill lions are more
likely to be killed by another animal.
Lions can also seriously injure or kill each
other due to fights among prides (lion groups) or
Lions also face pest-caused health problems.
These are problems that you might be more familiar
with affecting your pet cat or dog, like ticks and
Notably, the largest single threat to lions is
humans. Humans have historically killed or greatly
reduced almost all of the world’s lion
populations. Now, we live in a time when people
are trying to save lions, both in the wild and in
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