Thursday, November 15, 2007

Lion facts

LionsLions are the top cats of Africa!

1. Lions are the only social cats, living in groups called prides...

2. Male lions are the only cats with manes ~ a trait of which the origin and purpose has divided scientists...

3. Living in prides helps lions survive in difficult times, proving particularly beneficial for the vulnerable young cubs that need protection...

4. Lion cubs have spots at birth that disappear with age...

5. In the pride, lionesses specialize in hunting whereas the big males' function is to provide protection from outsiders...

6. Lions take down a variety of prey animals including gazelles, wildebeest, buffaloes and even elephants in certain parts of Africa (e.g. Botswana)...

7. Lions don't like competition and frequently attack and kill fellow predators like leopards, hyenas and cheetahs...

8. Contrary to popular belief, recent research indicates male lions take part in 50-60% of hunts ~ particularly when it's required to bring down larger prey...

9. Also there's increasing evidence that lions do scavenge and frequently attack hyenas to steal their kills...

10. Though not as notorious as tigers for maneating, lions do at times resort to attacking people ~ displaying great cunning and bravery ~ as seen in the case of Tsavo maneaters nearly a century ago...

11. A pride comprises of interrelated females and one to four adult males ~ young male lions are kicked out of the pride when they show signs of maturity...

12. These young males, known as nomads, then wander around, forming coalitions and surviving on their own until they reach enough strength and maturity to take over a pride of their own...

13. Lion is known as the king of beasts for his bravery and fighting skills!

31 comments:

Cheysuli said...

I do like lions. I believe lions are just such fashionable cats that they decided they needed manes to look good.

Maggy & Zoey said...

Ah, lion kings... they are the bestest. We think we are lions sometimes cause we got big ruffs.

Nicholas said...

Lions are magnificent creatures!

Caesar and Princess said...

raaaaurrrrrrr!


We like lions a lot!

odd facts said...

50-60% of hunts. Never knew that.

Catzee said...

I wanna be a lion! Happy Fanksgivin'!

caspersmom said...

Ahh, the big big cats, so magnificent. Good info.

There has been problems with the Kirschner foundation that I told you about awhile back. They are way out in the country and the people are complaining about them. They say there is to much traffic. Ticks me off cause the cat foundation were there before the people moved around them. They showed some pictures on some of the lions and tigers that they were caring for. They were treating an eye infection on one lion. I pray that they will be able to stay where they are and be able to take care of the big cats.

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Ariel said...

Great post I learned alot about lions.

Benjamin Fuzz said...

i have a mane like a lion. do you think that i might be related?

the new babies are cute...and such a wonderful surprise!

love you, uncle omer,
ben

Brandi said...

I love lions, they are so cute. and fuzzy.

vajeeha marium said...

but i get afraid of lion so in my thoughts lions are very harmful for every living creature.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

i wuuuuuuuv those big kitties

Anonymous said...

those lions are so cute i feel so sorry for then

Anonymous said...

I am a teaher,i picked a few useful facts on lion,for my lesson plan.Thanks.
Karthika Babu

aurora said...

hi,
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Anonymous said...

your fact's are great

Anonymous said...

I love all big cats. male lions are on top of the list. thry r so ferocious and beautiful. ..and great fathers.

Anonymous said...

they aint king of jungle they dont live in jungle. but still they cool Anonymous typed this :)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Question: If a lion or a tiger "sprays" is it 1)marking territory 2) making you a 'pet' or 3)are you food?

snowforest said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

i love i want to be a lion writing a school paper on lions in 8th grade

Michael said...

Very nice site on the african lions and other cats. I didn't know there was such a comprehensive blog other than wikipedia on the subject, before I started out writing my own. Great stuff!

Elizabeth Muday said...

I really like African lions. Any lions, really. They are such majestic creatures!

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