– 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.