The  lion is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg .

BODY : A lion is a mammal that is in the feline family and the second largest of all felines, while the tiger is the largest. When in the wild, a lion can live anywhere from 10-14 years, but it has a longer life span when in captivity and can live for about 20 years. They are considered social animals when compared to other cats and are easily recognizable by its mane, which is its defining characteristic. Other body parts of a lion include its paws, its tail, its jaw and sharp teeth, and its Jacobson's organ, which gives the lion its sharp sense of smell.

FOOD:Cooperative hunting enables lions to take prey as large as wildebeests, zebras, buffaloes, young elephants, rhinos, hippos and giraffes, any of which can provide several meals for the pride. Mice, lizards, tortoises, warthogs, antelopes and even crocodiles also form part of a lion's diet. Because they often take over kills made by hyenas, cheetahs and leopards, scavenged food provides more than 50 percent of their diets in areas like the Serengeti plains.

ABILITIES:to run.They can run over 50 mph. Also they have sharp claws.

Scientific Name:Panthera leo

Size:48 inches

  highWeight:330 to 500 pounds

Lifespan:13 years in captivity

Habitat:Grassy plans and open woodlands


Gestation:About 105 days


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