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Panthera Leo

Lion

Mammal

The Lion, with the scientific name of Panthera Leo, is an animal species in the cat family (Felidae). This carnivorous mammal is more recognized with males having prominent mane.

  • Lions are apex predators. The Lion’s pride consists of a few adult males, and related females and cubs. Females are the ones in charge of hunting for food.
  • The big cat’s main diet include Ungulates and Carrions, though it is known to be a hypercarnivore.
  • As a predator, the Lion’s main weapon are its claws and sharp teeth (with large canines). They are strong and muscular, with rounded head and ears, and have a hairy tuft at the end of their tail.
Lion's Profile  
Scientific Name
Pantera Leo
Kingdom
Animal (Animalia)
Class
Mammal (Mammalia)
Family
Cat (Felidae)
Genus
Panthera
Weight
Male (331 to 551 lb)
Height Length
Male (5 ft 7 in–9 ft 9 in)
Diet
Hypercarnivore
Conservation
Vulnerable
  •  One familiar social trait of a Lion is its roar. The Lion’s roar normally begins with few deep and long roars, followed by shorter ones. The sound of the roar reaches up to 5 miles (8 kilometers) to announce its presence. It is known that Lions possess the loudest roar of all big cats.
  •  It has no known predator, though it has been listed vulnerable due to habitat loss and human conflict.
  • Crocodiles, Hyenas, Leopards and Cheetahs are known rivals of Lions when it comes to hunting for food.
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