10 facts about lions

Lion Panthera leo 01Nikhil More, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  1. The most gregarious of the large cats, African lions only live in packs or "prides" together. A pride typically consists of around 15 lions.
  2. While female lions perform the majority of the hunting, male lions guard the pride's territory. Yet, the males always eat first.
  3. Prey shortage, habitat loss, and human-animal conflict all pose threats to these gorgeous cats.
  4. According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, lions are classified as vulnerable. There are currently 23,000 to 39,000 mature individuals left, according to the IUCN.
  5. With one exception, the lion now solely lives in Africa after previously being found in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The Sasan-Gir National Park in India, which was largely established to safeguard the species, is home to the last few Asiatic lions. There are currently between 350 and 400 lions in the park.
  6. Up to five kilometres distant, one can hear a lion's roar.A lion can leap up to 36 feet and gallop for brief periods at 50 mph.The lion is occasionally referred to be the "lord of the jungle" and "King of the forest" although in reality, they exclusively inhabit grasslands and plains. The idiom may allude to a less literal interpretation of the word or to an inaccurate link between Africa and jungles.
  7. The color of a male lion's mane serves as a dependable marker of his age. The older the lion, the darker his mane.
  8. When a lion walks, its heels never make contact with the ground.Lions like to unwind and take it easy. They can sleep and rest for up to 21 hours each day. They intelligently prefer to store their energy by sleeping during the day and being more active at night when it is colder because they have few sweat glands.
  9. Lions have excellent vision at night. They are 6 times more light sensitive than people. They have a clear edge over some prey species when hunting at night thanks to this.
  10. Lionesses are tender-hearted mothers who will even tend to a neglected cub, letting them nurse and providing for them.


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