Lion is one of the four biggest cats in the genus panthera. Now read some facts about them Its totally worth reading!
- Lions are the second-largest living cat after the tiger.
- About 10000 years ago, lions were the second most widespread large land mammals after humans.
- Lions normally live for like 10 to 14 years in the wild. But if they are in captivity, the tend to live for like 20 years. They live less in the wild because of the continued fighting between rival males.
- Lions very rarely hunt humans.
- Lions some times try to breed with tigers to create hybrids called ligers and tiglons.
- Lions are the tallest among all the living cats, averaging about 14 cm.
- Lions are the only cat family to display obvious sexual dimorphism, ie males look totally different compared to females.
- Lions are very lazy animals, I mean they are inactive or in resting phase most of the time. About 20 hors a day they will remain inactive.
- Lions are very powerful, but they don’t have much stamina. Their hearts makes up only .40 to .60 percent of their body weight. They only run fast in short bursts.
- A couple of lion and lioness mate about twenty to forty times a day.
- Lions can copulate up to as many as 100 times in a 24 hr. period.
- Lions’ population in africa is rapidly decreasing, with an estimated 30–50% decline over the last two decades.