12 Facts About Lion


Lion is a large cat of the genus Panthera native to Africa and India.

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Lion is a muscular, broad-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears.

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Lion is the most social of all wild felid species, living in groups of related individuals with their offspring.

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Lion is a generalist hypercarnivore and is considered to be both an apex and keystone predator due to its wide prey spectrum.

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Lion cubs are born blind, their eyes opening around seven days after birth.

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The Asiatic Lion Census conducted in 2017 recorded about 650 individuals.

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Lion's two sisters, born in 1986, reached the age of 22.

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Lion hunting has occurred since ancient times and was often a royal tradition, intended to demonstrate the power of the king over nature.

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Lion is one of the most widely recognised animal symbols in human culture.

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Lion was a prominent symbol in ancient Mesopotamia from Sumer up to Assyrian and Babylonian times, where it was strongly associated with kingship.

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The Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal is a famous sequence of Assyrian palace reliefs from c, now in the British Museum.

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Lion-headed figures and amulets were excavated in tombs in the Greek islands of Crete, Euboea, Rhodes, Paros and Chios.

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