Lion Trivia Did you know this about Lions?
Like many cats, lionesses head-butt in greeting.
Lions normally walk 2.4 miles per hour (4 kilometres per hour), but can run 29 – 35 miles per hour. Lions are also able to leap distances of up to 36 feet.
Most lion hunts fail. Out of 62 lion stalks observed in one study, only 10 were successful.
Female lions will suckle another female lions young.
Lion cubs preyed upon by leopards and hyenas.
When a lion roars it can be heard up to five miles away.
Lions can be diurnal, nocturnal or crepuscular.
Lions mark their territory by roaring, urinating and patrolling.
Lions rest up to 20 hours a day.
Lions will normally hunt in open country at night and in heavier vegetation during the day.
Lions are the only big cats that live in social groups called ‘prides’.
Asian lions live in smaller prides, are smaller in size and have smaller manes than African lions.
Some male lions do not have manes, they are seen most often in East Africa.
Lions are the only members of the cat family to have males and females that look distinctly different.
Only lions have a tuft of dark hairs on the tips of their tails, which helps them communicate with other lions in their pride.
Lions can often survive in extreme drought conditions, eating tsama melons for moisture in the Kalahari Desert.