Lions are one of my favourite animals because the males look cool with their mane.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- Lions are the only big cat to live in a group with others. A group of lions is called a pride.
- Lions mostly catch and eat wildebeest, zebras, buffalo and warthogs. Some prides have been known to catch giraffes and on very rare occasions even elephants. They mainly hunt at night.
- Although the males look scarier with their big manes, it’s the females (called lionesses) who do most of the hunting.
- They are very well armed, with teeth up to 10 cm long and claws up to 4 cm long.
- Lions are considered vulnerable in the wild, mostly due to habitat loss and hunting.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any interesting facts that you would like to share about lions?