Get ready to roar with our 10 cool lion facts!

Lion facts

1. Lions usually live in groups of 10 or 15 animals called prides.

2. An adult male’s roar can be heard up to 8km away.

3. A female lion needs 5kg of meat a day. A male needs 7kg or more a day.

4. The name for a baby lion is a cub, whelp or lionet.

5. Lions go on the hunt for food mostly from dusk till dawn. Female lions do 85-90% of the prides hunting, whilst the male lions patrol the territory and protect the pride.

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6. In the wild, lions live for an average of 12 years and up to 16 years. They live up to 25 years in captivity.

7. Often known as the ‘king of the jungle’, most lions actually live in the savannah or grasslands. Just one population of wild forest-dwelling lions remains, in Gir Forest National Park, India.

8. Female lions reach two-thirds of their adult size by the time they are two years old.

9. Lions run at a speed of up to 81kmph.

10. Lions hunt large animals such as zebra and wildebeest.

WORDS: ELLEN MORGAN.
PICTURES: GETTY IMAGES UK

 

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  • cool I didn't now that Lions eat that much

  • I HAVE A TOY LIONCUB AND HE SO CUTE.

  • AME

    MY FAVOURITE ANIMAL IS A LION ROARSOME FACTS BY THE WAY!

  • asfghj

    wowzer

  • Lucy

    Cool

  • Joe

    Roarsome!

  • Ani

    Lions are my favourite animal . GOOD STUFF

  • Jeff

    Thanks I am doing a presentation about lions and I wouldn't of got the information without this

  • Caitlin

    Lions are epic!

  • i love lions and i hope all lions are safe.

  • Isabella

    i like learning not small but big facts about lions

  • Nice 2 know about lions

  • 20purplecats

    I love all animals and hope all of them are happy

  • amber

    i love lions

  • Annie

    Very interesting I didn't know that female lions grow two thirds of their actual size at two!

  • Ella Lampen

    ROARsome!

  • Ella Lampen

    Roaring brilliant!

  • Eric

    Thank you guys you helped me for a project. if i win it it will be thanks to you!

  • Emily

    I love you guys. You have amazing facts about lions. Just what I needed!

  • Kaylin

    so i love lions!

  • catgirl2

    super cool