The African Lion is a majestic animal that is the only cat to live socially in prides. The female lions do most of the hunting in the wild, working as a team to flush out and ambush prey. Once the prey is captured, the males eat first.
An alliance of two or more males will have more success in staving off takeover attempts by other males. The lion population in Africa has been reduced by half since the early 1950s. Today, fewer than 21,000 remain in all of Africa.
Chuma and Saied were born at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC in 2008.
Big cats such as the African Lion roar but cannot purr.
Both Chuma and Saied’s favorite "toy" is a big rubber ball attached to two strong springs.