Lions

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Zoology
Grade:
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Lions

Lions

Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: PantheraScientific Name: Panthera leoCommon Name: Lion

Classification

Physical Characteristics

Lions have distinct tawny, gold, blonde or brown fur and powerful legs.Male lions have long manes while females don't and Asiatic lions, (Lions that live in Asia), have shorter manes than their African counterparts. They weigh 120-249 Kg and 1.4-2.5 M long.

Habitat/Location

Asiatic lions live in the Gir Protected Area in India.African lions live in the savanna of Africa in countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Botswana.

Diet

Lions are carnivores and prey on many different animals. Its prey mostly includes antelope, warthog, zebra, wildebeest,impala, giraffe, buffalo, and wild hogs.

Food Chain

Lions are at the top of the food chain

Effect On Habitat

Lion poachers kill lions for souvenirs,and shoot them as pests. Lions are alsokilled for their hides. We are also buildingon their habitat so they have little spaceto live in the wild

Fun Facts

-There are 2 species of lions-Top speed: 56KPH-Predators: Humans-Life span: 8-15 years-Estimated POP: 23000-Conservation Status: Vulnerable-Live in small groups called Prides


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