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Facts about Lions

 

Description of Lions
The Lion is described as large, carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera leo). Lions have a short tawny coat, a tufted tail, and male lions have a heavy mane around the head and neck.

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Understanding Scientific names of animals
The scientists who study animals (zoology) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified, that is, split into descriptive groups starting with main groups ( vertebrates and invertebrates ) the Families of animals are also included such as Ursidae ( the family of bears) and the families are then split into species such as Ursus americanus (American Black Bear)

Species of Lions

There are seven different species of Lions:
  • African lion
  • Asiatic lion
  • American Lion
  • Mountain Lion
  • Cave lion
  • White lion


Facts about where Lions live and what they eat!

Lions are native to Africa and Northwest India
The common habitat are both open plains and open woodlands
The diet of consists of meat - both large and small game
 

Basic Facts about Lions

The name of a male is referred to as a lion or tom
The name of a female is referred to as a she-lion or lioness
The name or offspring, or a baby Lion, is a cub, whelp or lionet who live in a lions den
The average size of a litter is two
The collective name for a group of Lions is a pride
The sound made by a Lion is referred to as a roar or growl

Facts about the Size of Lions
Fully grown males reach the height of 4 feet
An adult male weighs between 330-530 pounds

Cool and Fun Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Lions - the King of the Jungle!
  • Lions are active during and at night but they prefer hunting at night
  • A Lions lifespan is 15 years in the wild
  • Cross- breeding between lions and tigers resulting in a 'tiglon'
  • The lion is the second biggest cat in the world
  • A lion can run up to a maximum speed of 80 kilometres per hour

Female Lion

What does that word mean??
Some fascinating information & facts about the words that are often used to describe animals! Read the information and decide how a Lion should be described!
  • What is a Mammal?
    • A Mammal is a warm blooded, vertebrate mammal. Warm blooded means that their temperature remains the same although their surroundings might change. This explains why they have a covering of hair on their skin. A mammal has milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing their young

  • What is a Vertebrate?
    • A Vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone which consists of ring-like bones, called vertebrae, that protect the soft spinal cord
  • What is an Invertebrate?
    • An Invertebrate animal does not have a backbone. They are also cold-blooded which means their body temperature changes according to the environment environment
  • What is a Carnivore?
    • A Carnivore is an animal which eats mainly meat
  • What is a Herbivore?
    • A Herbivore is an animal which eats mainly plants and grass 
  • What is an Omnivore?
    • An Omnivore is an animal which eats both meat and plants
  • What is an Amphibian?
    • An Amphibian is an animal spend part of its life under water (breathing with gills) and the remainder on land (breathing with lungs)

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Endangered Species
Wild life experts consider that Lions are not an endangered species, with the exception of the Asiatic lion.
An endangered species is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The Causes of a species of animal becoming endangered are due to Habitat Destruction such as the rainforest, introduction of exotic species, disease, water pollution, global warming and over exploitation of natural resources. As people are made aware of the facts about endangered species, initiatives such as Recycling are increasing in popularity. Endangered Species Organizations are dedicated to saving and preserving the world's most endangered wildlife. Interesting facts about Endangered Species
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Facts about the Born Free Foundation & the Born Free Movie
The Born Free Foundation is strongly associated with lions / lioness due to the story of Elsa, the lioness, whose story was told by Joy and George Adamson and immortalised in the famous Movie 'Born Free' starring Virginia McKenna. Virginia McKenna played the role of Joy Adamson working with lions to portray the story of returning the orphaned lioness 'Elsa' to the wild. Facts about the Born Free Foundation & facts about the Born Free Movie

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