What Eats Lions?

What Eats Lions? What Do Lions Eat?

Mostly, animals get eaten by lions, not the other way around. That’s because lions are at the top of their food chain, and at the very center of their food web. Lions have almost no predators.

However, old, sick lions are sometimes attacked, killed and eaten by hyenas. And very young lions can be killed by hyenas, leopards and other predators when they are not being watched carefully by their mothers.

But a healthy adult lion has little to fear from any other animal.

And, what does a lion eat? Lions will and kill and eat almost all the other four-footed animals that share their habitat.

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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.