- Lions are one of the world’s largest living cats—second only to tigers.
- Unique among its features is that males have prominent mane while females lack one.
- White Lion is NOT a subspecies of lion.
- They are thought to spend much of their time resting and are inactive for about 20 hours per day.
- Lioness mostly hunt while lions take rest.
- They may eat up to 30 kilograms of meat in one sitting.
- They have got the loudest roar of big cats.
West African Lion
Southwest African Lion
Eurasian Cave Lion
Size & Weight
- HEAD-BODY-LENGTH:170 to 250 cm (5 ft 7 in to 8 ft 2 in)
- TAIL:90–105 cm (2 ft 11 in–3 ft 5 in)
- WEIGHT:189.6 kg (418 lb)
- HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 140 to 175 cm (4 ft 7 in to 5 ft 9 in)
- TAIL: 70–100 cm (2 ft 4 in–3 ft 3 in)
- WEIGHT: 126.9 kg (280 lb)
Africa, Eurasia, Southwest Asia, North Africa
Savanna, grasslands, bush, forest
1 – 4 cubs
2 – 3 years
16,500 – 47,000
81 km/h (50 mph)
Wildebeest, zebras, buffalo, nilgai, wild boar, hartebeest, gemsbok, eland, kudu, Thomson’s gazelle, springbok
10 – 14 years (wild)
20 years (captivity)
Up to 30 individuals