Jay asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 4 weeks ago

Why lions avoid jungle and rain forests and live in semi-deserts and grasslands?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Because that is where their favorite food is and they have free open space to run them down.

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  • 2 weeks ago

    Lions are much more suited to the open Savannah where there's an abundance of  prey species and they blend in much better with their surroundings making it much easier for to stalk and run down their prey.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Harder to run down prey with all the trees.

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  • oikoσ
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    4 weeks ago

    There's more food for them in the grasslands. Forests are considered "biological deserts", lots of different species but not many of any one.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    They adapted to that environment for hunting in groups.

    Big cats who hunt in rain forest and jungles are loners, they hunt singly.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    I suspect that at one time there were lion lineages living in those places, and people hunted them down to extinction possibly in Roman times.  Anecdotally, these "forest lions" were smaller than the grasslands lions, and retained spots in adulthood.The grasslands lions would thus not intrude into the forests because of competition.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marozi

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  • JimZ
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    4 weeks ago

    A lion is the color of Africa, of the savanna in particular.  It isn't evolved for the jungle.  

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