Read the text below to find out how lions usually hunt.
How lions hunt
Lions are powerful animals that usually hunt in groups. Although, lionesses can reach speeds of 81 km/h (50 mph), they only can do so for short bursts so they have to be close to their prey before starting the attack. They take advantage of factors that reduce visibility; many kills take place near some form of cover or at night. They sneak up to the victim until they reach a distance of approximately 30 metres (98 ft) or less. Typically, several lionesses work together and encircle the herd from different points. Once they have closed with a herd, they usually target the closest prey. The attack is short and powerful; they attempt to catch the victim with a fast rush and final leap.
Watch the following video to see how lions attack a herd of elephants.
Watch a video of an unusual attack: Lions attack a crocodile.
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