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Name Of Lion

Name Lion
Male Name lion
Femle Name lioness
Kids/Baby Name cub
Group Name pride
More About Lion

  • Male: Avg. Length: 9 ft. (2.7 meters), weight: 350-400 lbs. (157-180 Kg.). Height: 36 in. (90cm.) Female: Avg. Length: 8 ft. (2.4 meters), weight: 250-300 lbs. (112.5-136 Kg.). Height: 30 in. (75 cm) (Lengths include the tail. Height measured at the shoulder.)
  • No. of teeth: 30
  • Lifespan: 12 years in the wild, 20 years in captivity. Females typically live a few more years in the wild.
  • Maximum speed: 30 mph over 50 yds. ( 48 kph. over 46 m.)
  • Biggest Jump: 12 ft. (3.7 m.) vertical, 36 ft. (10.8 m.) horizontal
  • .Gestation period: 105-115 days.
  • The lion is a member of the cat family, and shares many common traits of this family.
  • The body is very muscular, with less bone mass than other animals of comparable size.
  • The claw on a large lion can be 1 1/2 inches (38 mm) or more from base to tip along the curve.
  • The body is covered with a sandy brown coat in most subspecies of lions, but there is a white variant that shows up once in a while, especially in the Timbavati region of South Africa
  • The mature male lion has a mane that covers the backside of the head, and the shoulders.
  • The eyes are proportinately larger than in other comparable-sized animals, and posess round pupils. Lions, like most cats, are visual animals.
  • The eyes are also well-adapted for use under very low light. This helps the lion hunt at night.
  • Like most mammals, lions have a nictitating membrane which serves to clean and protect the eye in some circumstances.
  • Lions, like most cats, have limited ability to move their eyes side-to-side, and must turn the head to look in a different direction.
  • The sense of smell is well developed. Lions mark their territories by means of scent deposits, necessitating a good sense of smell.
  • The sense of hearing is perhaps only slightly above average. The ears can be swiveled over a wide angle to enable the lion to hear distant sounds, and know what direction they are coming from.
  • The lion's tail is the only one in the cat family with a tassel at the tip. (
  • Females also use their raised tail as a 'follow me' signal for the cubs. They also use it to signal each other during a group hunt.
  • A lion's body temperature ranges from 100.5 to 102.5 degrees farenheit. (38.05 - 39.16 degrees C.)
  • Lions become sexually mature around the age of two to three years
  • Lion cubs are born blind, in litters of two to four.
  • Unlike most other cats, lions prefer to eat crouching or lying down.

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