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Check out our awesome lion facts for kids. Amaze your friend with these interesting and fun facts. Find out something new about the king of animals!

  • A group of lions is called pride.
  • In prides the females do most of the hunting and cub rearing.
  • Scientific name for a lion is Panthera Leo.
    Lion Facts

    Lions can go 5 to 6 days without drinking water.

  • Male lions begin to grow their manes at about 18 months old.
  • Male lions usually weigh over 400 pounds; female normally stay below 300 pounds.
  • Each adult lion needs 10-15 pounds of meat every day.
  • In the wild, lions live for an average of 12 years and up to 16 years.
  • Lions can run at a top speed of 36 miles (58 kilometers) an hour, but not for long.
  • Lions have terrific night vision. They are 6 times more sensitive to light than humans.
  • A lion’s roar can be heard 5 miles away.
  • A lion may sleep up to 20 hours a day.
  • The name for a baby lion is a cub, whelp or lionet.
  • Female lions will copulate on average 3,000 times for each cub that survives for a year.
  • Remember Simba from Disney’s Lion King?  Did you know that the Swahili (a language in Africa) word for Lion is Simba!

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