Fun Facts about Lions
Have you heard a lion roar? It is really loud! And we all know that lions are known as Kings of the Jungle because they are big, fast, strong and they have really scary teeth.
Here are a couple interesting facts about the lion.
- Lions are the second largest big cat species in the world (behind tigers).
- African lions are the most social of all big cats and live together in groups or “prides”. A pride consists of about 15 lions.
- Lionesses are better hunters than males and do most of the hunting for a pride. But even though they do all the work, the lions get to eat first!
- A lion may sleep up to 20 hours a day. That’s almost two days! Imagine sleeping for two days!!!
- A good gauge of a male lion’s age is the darkness of his mane. The darker the mane, the older the lion. Males with darker manes are more likely to attract female lions (lionesses)