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.
- 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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