15 Facts About Lions

  • lions are the second largest big cats
  • A female lion needs 5 kg of meat a day
  • A male lion needs 7 kg or more meat a day
  • The name for a baby lion is a cub or whelp
  • Lions go on the hunt for food mostly from dusk till dawn
  •  Lions are often known as the ‘king of the jungle’
  • Most lions actually live in the Savannah or grasslands
  • Female lions reach two-thirds of their adult size by the time they are two years old
  • Lions run at a speed of up to 81 kmph
  • Lions hunt large animals such as zebras and wild beasts
  • Lions usually live in groups of 10 or 15 animals called prides
  • An adult male’s roar can be heard up to 8 km away
  • The female lions do most of the hunting, whilst the male lions protect their pride
  • A lion’s heels don’t touch the ground when it walks
  • A lion may sleep up to 20 hours a day

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