- The lion is the tallest (at the shoulder) of all living cats, averaging approximately 5 cm taller than the tiger.
- The Lion is 2nd largest cat in length and weight with some males weighing 250kg, only the tiger is longer and heavier
- Lions have the loudest roar of the big cats, they can be heard from 8 km, or 5 miles, away!
- Although all other cats hunt alone, lions usually hunt in prides
- An adult lion can be remarkably strong. Hunting in prides, they have been known to pull down and kill animals weighing over 1,300 kg
- Female lions do 90% of the hunting
- They can be found resting, sleeping, or sitting for 20 hours a day!
- Long ago the lions roamed the entire African continent, some parts of Asia, Europe, India, and Palestine
- Lions are depicted in carvings and statues in ancient Babylon, Assyria, Persia and other places
Have a look at this video showing this powerful cat in action. Hunting in prides makes even big and heavy animals vunenable.