Lion Facts

– Lions are the second-largest big cat species, after the tiger.

– Lions are social animals and live in groups called prides.

– A pride typically consists of about 15 lions, including several females and their cubs and one or two males.

– Lion’s roar can be heard from up to 8 km away.

– Lionesses do the majority of hunting for the pride and are responsible for providing food for the group.

– Dholes are found primarily in Asia and are known for their vocalizations, which include whistles, chirps, and screams.

– Lions are apex predators and are at the top of the food chain, meaning they have no natural predators.

– Lions are considered a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and hunting for their fur and body parts for traditional medicine.

– Adult male lions have a distinctive mane of longer hair around their head and neck, which is typically more pronounced in males.

– African lions are the most common lion subspecies, while the Asiatic lion is considered a separate subspecies and is found only in India.

– Lion cubs are born with spots, which disappear as they grow older.

– Lions can live up to 14 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity.

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