14 interesting facts about Lions

Lions in Nairobi National Park

In Africa and everywhere else in the world, past and present, lion was and is a symbol of strength, power and ferocity. Most of the African tales praises this majestic animal.
14. Lioness are caring mothers who will even take care of a neglected cub, allowing him/her to suckle and giving them a chance to survive.

Male lion in Nairobi National Park

  1. In the wild, lions live for an average of 12 years and up to 16 years. In captivity they live up to 25 years.
  2. The name of a baby lion is a cub, whelp or lionet.
  3. Adult female lions need to eat about 11 pounds of meat each day, while adult males eat 16 pounds or more everyday.
  4. African lions are the most social animals of all big cats and they live together as groups or prides, which consists of about 15 lions.
    Wildebeests and lion in Maasai Mara National Park
  5. Male lions defend the pride’s territory while females do most of the hunting. But this doesn’t mean male don’t hunt they do hunting.
    Females do most of the hunting
  6. Lions are vulnerable. The lion is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  7. The lions was once found throughout Africa, Asia and Europe but now exists only in Africa and parts of Asia. The last remaining Asiatic lions are found in Sasan-Gir National Park in India, there are approximately 350-400 lions in the park.
  8. Lion’s adult male roar can be can be heard from as far as 8 kilometres away.
  9. A lion can run a short distance of 50 mph and leap as far as 36 feet.
    Lions in Nairobi National Park, lions lives in plains and grasslands
  10. Lion is referred to as the “king of the jungle” but they don’t live in jungles but in plains and grasslands.

  11. If you want to measure the gauge of male lion’s age, look at the mane, the darker the mane the older the lion.

  12. A lion’s heel don’t touch the ground when walking.
  13. A lion can sleep up to 20 hours a day.

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