Let’s lay out some ROARsome facts about these prideful cats!
How much bigger can these felines grow?
Lions are BIG cats… More accurately, they are the second largest cats in the world! When standing on all four paws, they can reach up to the height of a seven year-old’s shoulder and weigh about 150 to 225kg.
Not only “cubs”
Baby lions have other variations to their name and these include “lionet”, “whelp” and “cubs”.
The lioness sisterhood
Unlike the male lions who are driven away to find their own pride at the age of two, female lions are loyal to their prides and stick with each other for LIFE. Always hunting in a pack, the lioness have amazing teamwork and are able to hunt for bigger-sized animals like buffaloes, zebras and elephants. Talk about girl power!
Call it the “mother’s instinct”, the lioness hunting habits are driven by the motivation to protect and feed their offsprings at all costs. This is why the female lions are the ones who do the food hunting(as opposed to the males).
Hunter in the dark
No, lions do not hunt at night because they have super vision in the dark, they just lack the stamina. Lions are strategic animals and they do their hunting in darkness, as their targets are more vulnerable. They will not waste their energy on preys that have spotted them too.
That is all we have for these majestic cats! Remember - it’s animals all the time!