WHO AM I ?
I am a big animal, and I look like a cat.
I could never be an inside pet because I would never fit.
Sometimes I am seen by people, but not very often.
I live in a big country called Africa and I am the king of beasts.
I also live with lots of other animals like me.
We live in groups called prides and we also move around a lot.
I am golden colored and have hair around my neck called a mane.
My paws are very big and help me catch my dinner.
I sleep under big trees that keep me cool from the hot sun.
There are other animals where I live that are bigger than me.
One of these animals is the elephant.
I can run very fast and I also have sharp teeth and long claws.
My tail is long and I have a nose just like a cat.
I can live a long time and I spend my life in a dry place called a desert.
In the desert the sand can get very hot and hurts my paws.
When the sand gets so hot I'll find nice cool water to drink.
At night I like to walk under the big white moon and roar.
I have good eyes and can see you in the dark.
Have you guessed who I am yet?
I will give you two more hints before I tell you who I am.
There is a popular cartoon movie made about me too.
You can find me in almost any zoo if you can't come to Africa.
I think you know who I am!
Yes! I am the lion, king of all the beasts!