Lions usually live in groups of 10 or 15 animals called prides.
An adult male’s roar can be heard up to nearly 5 miles away.
A female lion needs 11 pounds of meat a day. A male needs 15.4 pounds or more a day.
The name for a baby lion is a cub, whelp or lionet.
Lions go on the hunt for food mostly from dusk till dawn. Female lions do 85-90 percent of the prides hunting, while the male lions patrol the territory and protect the pride.
In the wild, lions live for an average of 12 years and up to 16 years. They live up to 25 years in captivity.
Often known as “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.
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 50 mph.
Lions hunt large animals such as zebra and wildebeest.
Source: National Geographic Kids