Interesting lion facts
March 14, 2012 | In: Animal facts for kids
But did you know that there are 6 species of lions? the African, the Asiatic, the American, the Mountain, the Cave and the White lion are the 6 types of lions.
Here are some interesting things that you should know about these ferocious cats:
The lionesses give birth to an average of 2 cubs.
The main difference between a lion and a lioness is that the male lions have a mane- their male pride. The longer and the darker mane show that the lions have a high level of testosterone and are highly respected in their pride.
When the lions gather in a pack, the pack is called a pride.
Fully grown lions measure up to 4 ft(1.3 m), and weigh 300-500 pounds(150-300 kg).
The male lion rarely hunts for food, lionesses being in charge of feeding the pride. The male lion sleeps a lot, and maybe that is the reason why the lionesses like to hunt during the night.
The lionesses tend to breed with tigers, resulting a tiglon cub.
The average lifespan of the tiger is 15, in the wild, and 25-30 in captivity.
A lions roar can be heard 5(7.5km) miles away.
Animal Planet, for instance, shows us how the hyenas or the jackals steal other animals food. That’s not entirely true. In fact, the lions are known to use their stature to intimidate other predators, in order to steal their food.
For a healthy life, an adult lion or lioness needs 10-15 pounds(5-8 kg) of meat every day.
And believe or not, the lion is the second biggest cat in the world, the tiger stealing the 1st place.