Lions are called the "king of the jungle," but they don't actually live in the jungle. Most lions live in African grasslands.
Unlike solitary tigers and leopards, lions live in social groups called "prides." One male lion is the leader of the group. Female lions organize hunting parties, which allow them to tackle and kill much larger prey.
Lions have sharp senses. Their extraordinary night vision helps them hunt and protect the pride at night, and their keen sense of smell helps them to identify their own kin and territory.
In spite of their size, lions have a lot in common with your pet cat. They purr, for example. They also establish kinship with head butts and body rubs. This leaves a scent on an animal (or person) the cat considers family.
Follow the directions below to draw this lion, and you'll have a chance to see your artwork published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News on Sept. 1, 2018.
Details for submission are below. Happy drawing! We'll post another art lesson next week.
Children are invited to send or email copies of their work to us at the address or the email below. Phone pictures are fine. One drawing weekly will be selected for
publication on Sept. 1 and the selected artists will receive a prize.
Be sure to include your name, age, mailing address, and email or phone number.