Lion (Panthera leo)
Hello everybody! Today I drew a male lion! Here are some interesting facts about them!
-Male lions weigh 350-400 pounds!!
-They are 3 ft tall from the shoulders down and they are 9 ft long including the tail.
-In the wild they live for 10- 14 years but they could live for about 20 years!
-They are capable of running 30 mph!
-They can jump up to 12 feet long!
-Their body Temperature is 101 deg. F.
-Males dont fight for the food they just wait for the females to come back with the food they fought for. The females feed the males first even before their cubs!
-Lions eat about 40 pounds in one meal. Then they snooze for 24 hours!
-Lions can’t roar until they are 2 years old. But when they get that roar it’s hard to ignore! The roar is used to scare off predators and it has enough force to raise a cloud of dust!! It can also be heard from 5 miles away!They really got a voice! They should sign up for singing lessons!!:D
-The lions worst enemy is very surprising! It is the size of a small dog. Can anyone guess what it is? As surprising as it is it makes a lot of sense! It’s a porcupine! If a lion comes across a porcupine and gets tricked into eating it it gets sharp quills in its jaw for life!
-How do you think male and female lions greet each other?We greet each other with a hug or a hand shake but lions have their own thing! They rub against each other. The reason they do this is because they have a bond and they want to put their scent on each other! Like cats rub against their owners to show ownership.