Lion

Lion
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Species
  Lion

 
Status
  Vulnerable
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sun Mar 1 16:40:18 2015
Image Credit
  JindoJeff
Image Comment
  Close up, good thing there was glass between us!
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Sorter Stats: Hits 91   At Bats 107   Average 0.850 Habitats: tropical_forest desert grassland

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Lion Facts & Trivia for kids

  • The lion can swim skillfully and carry twice his weight.
  • Young lions stay with their mother until they are two.
  • Lions can climb trees and are amazingly agile.
  • The lioness is fiercer and is a better hunter than the male lion.
  • Lions live for about 15 years in the wild, and up to twice as long in captivity.
  • Lions are not wanton killers; they slay only to survive.
  • An adult lion's roar can be heard from over 5 miles away.
  • A group of lions is called a pride.
  • Lions spend most of their day sleeping.
  • The color of the Lion helps it blend in with the land around it.
  • Lions live in mostly in Africa but there are still some in India.
  • A Lion's mane gets darker as the lion gets older.
  • Unlike other big cats, Lions hunt in groups.
  • A male Lion's body is 5 to 8 feet long and the tail is about 2 to 3 feet long.
  • There are some male Lions that have been found without manes.
  • All lions have short sandy brown fur.
  • Lions are the only large cat that live in groups.
  • Most Lion prides have about 12 lions but some may have up to 40.
  • The female lion does the hunting. Female lions hunt in groups.
  • Lions will hunt animals larger then them, such as giraffes, hippos, buffalo and even elephants if other food becomes scarce.
  • Lions are nocturnal.
  • The lion is the top of the food chain. No other animals hunt adult lions.
  • Lions can see five times better than people can.
  • A typical meal for a lion would be about 15 pounds of meat, although they can eat as much as 60 pounds at one meal.
  • Lions have many different prey such as zebra, giraffe, warthog, impala, wildebeest and topi.

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