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Lions are one of the world’s largest cats. They are found in southern and eastern Africa. Lions are primarily sociable cats that form groups called “prides.” Each pride consists of one or two males and an undetermined number of females. Greater prides can have upwards to 40 members. Living in a group boosts the likelihood of a successful hunt and protects cubs.

Interesting Lion Facts

1. Lions are carnivores, mostly preying on antelopes, wildebeests, and zebras. While lions are stronger and larger than lionesses, lionesses lead the hunt.

2. Lions resemble scavengers and frequently assault and take prey from hyenas.

3. Lions may consume nearly 40 pounds of meat in a single supper. Lions will nap for 20 hours after they have eaten.

4. The back teeth of lions are called carnassals, and they function similarly to a pair of scissors. Without chewing, chopped meat will be swallowed.

5. The manes of lions make them instantly identifiable. A darker and larger mane indicates that the lion is extremely powerful, and other lions frequently avoid him. Lionesses have a different reaction; they are drawn to the huge, dark manes.

6. When a lion and a lioness come into contact, they greet one another by rubbing. They share scents during this procedure.

7. Each two years, the lioness gives birth to 1-3 cubs. Cubs are born with spots, but they fade over time.

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8. When a lion and a tiger mate, a new kind of animal called a liger is born. The liger, like the tiger, has stripes, although its fur is paler in color than the tiger’s.

9. Lions’ claws are retractable, which allows them to “hide” them during play and avoid injuring one another.

10. While the long tail aids in balance when lions gallop, it can also be used to communicate numerous commands to other pride members: “coming”, “I am flirting with you”, “go this way”…

11. The porcupine is one of the lion’s most ferocious enemies. Their razor-sharp quills can remain lodged in a lion’s jaw for the remainder of his life.

12. Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two. Once they start to vocalize, their roars can be heard up to five miles away.

13. When juvenile males achieve adulthood, they are ousted from the pride by older males. When juvenile lions roam on their own, they are referred to as nomads. If they survive and develop strength, they will fight other lions for the right to take over a pride.

14. When a new lion takes over a pride, he kills all cubs in the pride that are not his. 34% of cubs die at a young age in the wild.

15. Lions have a lifespan of up to 15 years in the wild and 25-30 years in captivity. Lion populations have declined precipitously during the last few of decades. They are a well-known endangered species of animal.

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