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Lion habitats

Lion habitats
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Key Info
  • Lion habitats
  • Duration: 03:24
  • Lions like to live near to water. Along a river there are many tributaries. In these areas there is water even in the dry season, moisture which attracts the prey and shelter for the cubs. The common feature for successful prides habitat is a river confluence. Lions gang up and form prides so that they can hold onto these areas and protect them from rival prides. This is a form of survival of the fittest. Pride life is the direct result of the landscape. This clip was first published on The Truth About Lions programme page: bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zzqx4. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Living Things in their Environments: Habitats

  • Keywords: lions, habitat, habitats, pride, river, tributaries, tributary, confluence, survival, survival of the fittest, landscape, the truth about lions, the social cat
Ideas for use in class
  • Children to think about where a lion lives and why it chooses that area, discuss then watch the clip to confirm.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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