Tree climbing Katavi Lions

22 November 2010

By Gabriel Mushi, Guide - Chada Katavi

Katavi has a large number of lions, with different prides in each part of the park. Though lions are terrestrial, spending a large amount of their time on the ground, they as well climb trees.

Lake Manyara National Park has been so famous for its tree climbing lions, but Katavi lions as well climb. Lions climb trees mainly to try to get away from the flies, to catch a good breeze and to scan the area around them, mainly to look for prey.

Though they climb trees, they do not look that good or relaxed when trying to balance themselves on branches. They are not as efficient climbers as leopards are.

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