Dog Breeds

Lion

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Scientific Name: Panthera leo
Common Name: Lion
Other Name(s): African Lion
Group: Mammal
Number Of Species: 2
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Habitat: open woodland, scrub, grassland
Colour: Tawny, Gold, Blonde, Brown
Skin Type: Fur
Size (L): 1.4m – 2.5m (4.7ft – 8.2ft)
Weight: 120kg – 249kg (264lbs – 550lbs)
Top Speed: 56kph (35mph)
Diet: Carnivore
Prey: Antelope, Warthog, Zebra
Predators: Human
Lifestyle: Diurnal/Nocturnal
Group Behaviour: Pride
Life Span: 8 – 15 years
Age Of Sexual Maturity: 2 – 3 years
Gestation Period: 110 days
Average Litter Size: 3
Name Of Young: Cub
Age Of Weaning: 6 months
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Estimated Population Size: 23,000
Biggest Threat: Habitat loss
Most Distinctive Feature: Long and thick hairy mane of the male around the face
Fun Fact: Lives in small groups called prides!

 

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