Jorja Fox, CSI: Crime Scene Investigator, loves this African wildlife specie, wildlife rescue.
This week’s Favorite Wildlife Friday features an animal supported by ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ actress Jorja Fox.
Can you use your investigative skills, like Jorja’s ‘CSI’ character Sara Sidle, to guess the animal she helped rescue?
Who am I?
- I am found in sub-Saharan Africa.
- I am the only cat that lives in groups. The social unit, called a pride, includes up to three males, around 12 females and their cubs.
- Female cubs usually stay with the pride as they grow up, but males have to leave and start their own pride by taking over that of another male.
- Males have a fringe of thick black or brown hair around their heads, which protects their neck during attacks.
- I prey on a range of animals, including large mammals like the zebra, antelope and wildebeest, as well as smaller animals like hares and birds.
- I hide in vegetation while stalking my prey and then leap out at them. Females are the main hunters of the pride and usually hunt in groups.
- As a cub, I was vulnerable to predators like hyenas, jackals and leopards.
- I am vulnerable to extinction, with my numbers declining due to threats like habitat loss, trophy hunting and disease.
Did You Guess Who I am?
I am the African lion. Jorja Fox helped rescue lions from circuses and her fans raised money to support the rescued lions. Thank you Jorja.
Information provided by Nikela Volunteer Danielle Boobyer.