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Lion
Lion
A symbol of courage and bravery - the majestic lion king of animals.
Type: Chordates
Class: Mammals
Order: Predatory
Family: Felines
Genus: Panthers
Species: Lion
General Settings
  • Distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and northwestern India. Preserved only in protected areas.
  • Body length without tail is 140-220 cm.
  • Weight - 150-200 kg.
  • The lion's main food is a variety of ungulates, ranging in size from a gazelle to a buffalo.
  • Life expectancy is up to 16 years, some individuals live up to 25 years.

Leo is the only member of the feline family with a mane. It only occurs in the male and begins to grow at about 2 years old. In a five-year-old animal, the mane can be up to 24 cm long. However, it depends on the region where the animal lives and individual characteristics. It is believed that the mane protects from the blows of the clawed paws of rivals during fights.


Social behavior


Lions live in family groups - prides. The pride consists of one dominant male, several sexually mature females and lion cubs of both sexes. Mainly, females hunt and look after cubs, while males guard the territory. Fights for hunting territory often end with the death of a male protector or a pretender to these possessions.


Reproduction


The female bear cubs for 100-110 days, and often from one to three cubs are born. Lion cubs are born blind and helpless. They have a beautiful, spotted color that persists until puberty, which mainly occurs in the sixth year of the animal's life.


Species and people


The greatest danger for  lions comes from people, they are their main enemy. However, there are cases when a lion attacks a person. This can be done by old lions that were driven out by stronger males.


Interesting Facts


To survive, a lion needs over 7 kilograms of any meat per day.

Current status in wildlife
  • Not
    evaluated
    NE
  • Data
    deficient
    DD
  • Data
    deficient
    lc
  • near
    threatened
    NT
  • vulnerable
    vu
  • endangered
    en
  • critically
    endangered
    cr
  • extinct
    in the wild
    ew
  • Extinct
    ex
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