Lions are large carnivorous mammals.

They belong to the Felidae family.

Lions are known as the 'king of the jungle.'

They are native to Africa and parts of Asia.

Lions are social animals and live in groups called prides.

The mane is a distinct feature of male lions.

Lionesses do the majority of the hunting in a pride.

Lions communicate through vocalizations like roars, grunts, and meows.

They have a powerful roar that can be heard for miles.

Lions are apex predators, preying on herbivores like zebras and wildebeests.

Males in a pride defend the territory from intruders.

Lions are crepuscular, being most active during dawn and dusk.

They have a gestation period of about 3.5 months.

Lion cubs are born blind and rely on their mother for care.

A pride may consist of multiple related lionesses and their offspring.

Lions have a lifespan of about 10 to 14 years in the wild.

They have retractable claws, similar to domestic cats.

Lions may sleep up to 20 hours a day.

Lionesses collaborate during hunts, using strategic tactics.

Cubs start learning to hunt around 11 months of age.

Lions have a specialized larynx that allows for their resonant roars.

They mark their territory by scent marking and vocalizations.

Lions have a wide range of vocalizations for different purposes.

Male lions may form alliances to defend against rival prides.

They have a strict social hierarchy within the pride.

Lions may go without water for several days, obtaining moisture from prey.

They are capable swimmers but usually avoid water.

Lions may mate multiple times within a short period during estrus.

They have a short burst of speed for hunting, reaching up to 35 mph.

Lions are included in the 'Big Five' game animals for trophy hunting.

They have a well-developed sense of sight and hearing.

Lions exhibit grooming behaviors within the pride.

They face threats such as habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict.

Lions are culturally significant and symbolize strength and bravery.

They have a sandy or light brown coat with a white underbelly.

Lions may scavenge or steal kills from other predators.

They play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems.