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Lion Facts

 

Elephants, lions, and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.

A female lion normally gives birth every 18-26 months.

The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion.

More people are killed in Africa by crocodiles than by lions.

Along with all other cats, African lions are in the order Carnivora and the family Felidae.

African lions live in Senegal east to Somalia, East Africa, Angola, northern Namibia and from Kalahari east to Mozambique and northern Natal.

In the wild, males live 12 -16 years, females 15 -18 years.

"Singapore" means "City of Lions".

Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner.

Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than all the lions, elephants, and water buffalo combined, usually by trampling.

Lions normally walk 4 kmh but can run 48-59 kmh.

Lions are also able to leap distances of up to 36 feet.

Catnip can affect lions and tigers as well as house cats.

Lions are unique among the cats, since they live in large social groups called prides.

A single lion needs approximately 10-20 large animals per year to sustain it


 

 

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