Amazing facts about Lion

Amazing facts about Lion.

Lions are the second-biggest existing cat after the tiger. They have to be one of the most fascinating and charismatic animals in the world-whether giving scary roars, playing with their cubs, shaking that massive mane or fighting to keep their ladies safe-everyone loves watching them!A lion has been a symbol of power, strength, and ferocity. They live in eastern and southern parts of Africa. Lions are the only social cats that live in groups known as ‘prides.’

Amazing facts about Lion

Each pride consists of one or two males and several females. Larger prides may consist of about 40 members. Living in groups raises the chances of a successful hunt and offers maximum protection of the Cubs.Lions can be considered as a high-profile ‘celeb’ in the animal kingdom. Today, we bring you some of the most amazing facts about lion which you may never have come across.

1) Even though lions are known as “King of the Jungle,” they live in grasslands and plains – not the jungle. Also unusual in the animal kingdom, female lions do the hunting (usually in groups) while male lions stay home and watch over the pride. The males, however, are first to eat when the female lions come home with their kill.

2) Female lions, sisters, live together for life. Their female cubs also stay with the pride, even after they’re grown, but male cubs must venture out on their own once they reach maturity.

3) A good gauge of a male lion’s age is the darkness of his mane. The darker the mane, the older the lion.

4) A male lion’s roar can be heard from up to five miles away – the loudest roar of any big cat species. Their roar helps them find other lions as well as to proclaim their territory. A pride’s territory may include up to 100 square miles.

5) Lions go on the hunt for food mostly from dusk till dawn. Female lions do 85-90% of the prides hunting, whilst the male lions patrol the territory and protect the pride.

6) The lion was once found throughout Africa, Asia and Europe but now exists only in Africa with one exception. The last remaining Asiatic lions are found in Sasan-Gir National Park in India, which was primarily created to protect the species. Currently, there are approximately 350-400 lions in the park.

7) In the wild, lions live for an average of 12 years and up to 16 years. They live up to 25 years in captivity.

8) Lions enjoy relaxing and lazing around. They spend between 16 and 20 hours each day resting and sleeping. They have few sweat glands so they wisely tend to conserve their energy by resting during the day and become more active at night when it is cooler.

9) When a new lion takes over a pride, it always kills all cubs which are not his own. In the wild, three-quarters of cubs die at young age.

10) Long tail offers balance when lions are running, but it can also be used to signalize different commands to other members of the pride.

Amazing facts about Lion

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