Lions are sociable animals, and live in groups called prides. For African lions, these groups consist of one to three males, up to a 12 females, and their offspring. Female lions are the primary hunters and catch prey in twos or threes, while the male lions protect the pride. Male lions tend to stay in a pride for 3 to 4 years, while lionesses stay together for much longer, keeping the pride together.
Asian lions live differentlyt o this, dividing into all female or male groups, which only meet during mating season.