Head-Body Length: Male: 172-250 cm, Female: 158-192 cm
Height: 100-128 cm
Weight: Male: 150-260 kg, Female: 122-182 kg
Identification:The coat of the African lion varies from white to yellowish brown. A tawny-yellow is most common. Males are easily identifiable by their large manes.
Habitat: Varies widely
Diet: Carnivore: large and small mammals
Reproduction: A pride’s females usually come into heat all at the same time. Litters of 2-6 cubs are produced after a gestation period of 100 days. The cubs accompany the adults as they move by two months of age, are weaned by eight months, and are independent when they are 18 months old. Females within a pride will commonly suckle each other’s young.African lions live in groups, called prides, that usually contain five females, two males, and their offspring. Some prides can grow as large as 28 adult lions. Females form very strong bonds with one another while males are more transitory, remaining with the pride for only 3-4 years.
Behavior: Hunting is done using skilled stalking, usually by the females of a pride. Roaring is used to advertise the position and status of an African lion and/or its pride.
Status: No special status
Interesting-Facts: On a still night, an African lion’s roar can be heard from 8 km away.
Geographic: Central Africa
Southern Africa Date:1971-11 Subjects: Lions
|Size||The African lion is 4.5 to 6.5 feet (1.4 to 2 meters) long from its head to its rump, and its tail measures from 26.25 to 39.5 inches (67 to 100 centimeters) long.|
|Litter Size||One to five cubs in each litter|
|Life span||10 – 14 years Adult, In the wild|
|Weight||150 to 250 kg (330 to 550 lb) for males and 120 to 182 kg (265 to 400 lb) for females.|
|Colors||Tawny to black|
Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Carnivora
Family – Felidae
Genus – Panthera
Genus Species – Panthera leo