Lion

Yellow African lion

Savannah's Golden King

The lion, a member of the cat family and one of the “big cats” of the panther genus, has a distinctive mane in males and an average weight of 180-255 kilograms.
The lioness, which has no mane for hunting efficiency, has a longer tail that ends in a black, hairy tuft. Females, although smaller than males, are more agile and faster and do the hunting, while males patrol around the territory and guard the pack.

Characteristics

Order:
Carnivora

Family:
Felidae

Scientific name of the species:
Panthera leo

Habitat:
Forest, savannah, grasslands, desert

Origin:
Africa

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
23.000-39.000

Lifetime:
10-14 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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