Lions

What is a Lion?

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Lion (Panthera leo) is a large cat, carnivore and an apex predator in the family Felidae.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: leo

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How Much Meat a Lion Eats Daily?

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How Much Meat a Lion Eats Daily?
9 kg
A lion usually consumes 9 kg (20 pounds) of meat each day, although some can consume up to 45.4 kg (100 pounds) in one day.

The Breeding Facts of Lions

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The Breeding Facts of Lions

Lionesses sneak away from their pride after a four-month gestation period. They usually give brith to a litter of two to six cubs. The weight of a new born cub is approx 3 pounds and they have a yellowish-brown coat and distinct spots or stripes. Cubs are kept away from the rest of the pride until they gain enough strength. It may take four to six weeks.

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The Number of Lions a Pride May Have

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The Number of Lions a Pride May Have
3 - 30 Lions
A Lion Pride may consist of 3 to 30 lions, depending on the location and the habitat.

The Lifespan of Lions

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The Lifespan of Lions
15 - 30 Years
Lions have a lifespan of about 15 years in the wild and up to 30 years in zoos.

What Does a Lion Eat?

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What Does a Lion Eat?

Lions are apex predators, which means that they are carnivores. They hunt other animals and also scavange or steal prey from other predators like leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, or wild dogs.

Their diet includes:

Antelopes, Elephants, Rhinos, Rodents, Reptiles, Insects, Crocodiles, Birds and other animals.

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The Lenght (Size) of a Female Lion

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The Lenght (Size) of a Female Lion
4.6 - 5.7 Feet
The length of a female lion is usually in between 4.6 and 5.7 feet and the tail length is 27 to 41 inches.

The Lenght (Size) of a Male Lion

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The Lenght (Size) of a Male Lion
5.6 - 8.3 Feet
The length of a male lion is between 5.6 and 8.3 feet and the tail length is 27 to 41 inches.

The Weight (Mass) of a Female Lion

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The Weight (Mass) of a Female Lion
122 - 181 kg
The weight of a female lion is 122 to 181 kg (270 to 400 pounds)

The Weight (Mass) of a Male Lion

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The Weight (Mass) of a Male Lion
150 - 258 kg
The weight of a male lion is 150 to 258 kg (330 to 570 pounds)

Top Speed of a Lion

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Top Speed of a Lion
80 km/h
A lion's top speed is maximum 80 km/hr, in short bursts.