A video of a lion eating grass like a cow is making rounds on the internet.
The video was said to have been captured in a Nigerian zoo.
The lion was said to be eating grass as a result of the poor economy of the country.
However, though lions are meat eaters, they are known to eat grass and have been seen in the wild doing so.
According to some scientific reports, lions as well as other carnivores such as tigers and leopards, might eat grass, fruits as well as other plant matter due to the need for adequate fibers, minerals, vitamins, and folic acid (not usually found in meat),
Carnivorous animals might also eat plants in order to regulate their digestive system, prevent indigestion, allow easier defecation, expel indigestible items, and cure an upset stomach. Some grass is used as some sort of “primitive” stomach medicine in various situations, and so it basically supports their health.