Lion Facts: 80 Interesting Facts About Lions

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Lion facts: 80 interesting facts about lions. Lion is known as the king of the jungle, there are many reasons to crown lion as the king, a few to name are it represents courage and loyalty, it is on top of the food chain, it has a very impressive and distinctive mane. There’s more to it, let’s explore more about lions.

Lion facts

2000 years ago, there were one million lions alive on the planet, but now only 32,000 lions left on the planet.

In Turkish and magnolia the lion is called as Asian and this name is also used in the movie “The chronicles of Narnia”.

After tigers, Lions belong to the second big cat’s family.

The age of the male lion is defined by the color of the lion’s mane.

The darker and older the male lion’s mane appears, the more attention it seeks from the female lions.

Lions are also great swimmers as equal to the other big cat’s family.

The lion’s leap can stretch to a distance of 36 feet.

An adult lion consumes 18 pounds of meat for a day.

The lions use their tasseled tail to gesture messages and it is the only member of the big cat’s family.

The lion’s tasseled tail starts to appear when the cub is 5 to 7 months old.

Facts about lions

Out of 8 male lions, only one male lion will survive to the adulthood because most of the male lions are abandoned from the lion’s pride at the age of two.

3 or 4 league of male lions attack or kill the resident male lion and its cubs to form a new territory or a pride of their own.

Lion’s bones have a huge demand for traditional medicine in Asia because tiger’s are being scarce.

Territory killings will make the lions in scarcity because it destroys the entire pride and losing the healthy genes of those lions.

The weight of a healthy male lion will be 400 to 500 pounds and stretch up to 10 feet.

The weight of a healthy female lion will be 250 to 350 pounds and can bare 8 to 9 cubs at once with more than 50 cubs during its lifetime.

Lions usually wonder and live in grasslands and plains, but they are known as the “king of the jungle”.

A Hundred years ago in Africa their use to live 200,000 lions, but now only 15,000 to 32,000 lions left on the whole planet.

Lions can reach up to 50 mph during a chase, but only in a straight line. So, lions usually seek to its prey closer before it chases.

At the entrance of the New York public library there are two majestic lions standing a guard that portrays the New Yorkers braveness during the 1930’s great depression. So, the lion’s names are given as Patience and Fortitude.

Lion facts for kids

There are two bronze lions were placed on the north and south side of the Chicago Art Institute. The north lion is called “On the Prowl” and the south lion is called “In an Attitude of Defiance”.


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