Meet the King of the Beasts!
Discover more about these magnificent mammals…
Being the king of the beasts is thirsty work!
Lions lap up water every day, if they can.
Their large, rough tongues are lined with papillae, which may help trap water.
In drier areas, lions can go without H2O for up to five days.
They seem to get all the liquid they need from their prey.
After rainstorms, they’ve been spotted they’ve been seen slurping every last drop of rainwater from each other’s fur.
In wetter areas, these big cats can even swim if they need to, catty-paddling across flooded land.