Lion The King Of Jungle

Lions are considered to be the most ferocious animals in the forest. Lions are powerful hunters. Therefore a lion is called the king of the forest.  Here you are going to find a few interesting things about the lion.

1. There was a time when the lions are on the verge of extinction. They are still kept under endangered species. Their hunting is a punishable offense.

2. They are protected in zoos. They are found naturally in the wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India, and reserve forests in Africa.  

3.  Lions are recognized by their Manes. The mane starts growing when a lion ages around one year.  

4.  Lions are essentially carnivorous. An adult lion needs to have 7 to 8 kg of meat every day. Therefore, they hunt big animals zebras, deers,  buffaloes, etc.

5.  Lions are social animals. They live in groups called "pride".  In a Pride, there can be 10 to 30 members. A pride can accommodate 3 to 4 lions, several lionesses, and cubs. 

6.  Each pride has its own territory that may conceal an area of 260 square kilometers. 

7.  A lion can live a long life up to 25 years under proper care in zoos where the lion is fully protected. In the wild, they can not live so long. Most of the lion in forests die after living just over a decade.   

8.  Lions can run at a speed of 80 km/h. They are capable of jumping high and long while running at their best speed.

9.  The female lion is called a lioness. Most of the times the Lioness hunt animals for the food. 

10. Baby lions look like cats. They are called cubs. They become fully mature at the age of 2-3 years.

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