Lion ( Sanskrit : Simha ) or the scientific name Panthera leo is an animal of the family Felidae or cat types . The lion is an animal that lives in groups . Usually consisted of one male and many females . This group then safeguard his territory . Weight 150 kg male lion - 250kg . If lioness weighs 120-185 kg . Age between 10 to 15 years in the forest . But if it can be maintained up to 20 years .
The lioness is much more active in hunting , while the male lion is
more relaxed and always be waiting and requesting the allotment of
females hunted .
Male lion believed to be more superior and powerful than the other big
cats , but the drawback is that lions can not climb trees as good as
the other big cats .
Male lion covered in thick fur around his neck , it is more profitable
to protect his neck , especially in the free fights between big cats ,
which is famous for always pounce scruff to immobilize his enemies .
Other big cats , such as cheetahs and Leopard has a much smaller body size than the Lions .
The lion also had one of the differences with the Tigers , although
derived from the same family , the Lions do not like water , unlike
tigers like water ,
The world famous lion is Bongo . Movie star George . Bongo is the most tame lion . Unfortunately, Bongo died of lung disease . Lion second most benign in the world is allowed Ralph Helfer Zamba .
In the past , lions live throughout Africa , Europe , the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent . But now their habitat only in a small part of the Indian subcontinent and Africa . It happened because of poaching who want to take his skin .
The length of the male lion is 260-330 cm , 240-270 cm if female . length 70 - 105cm males , females 60-100 cm . male weight of 150-250 kg , 185 kg weight betina120 . length from shoulder to toe 80-123 cm males , females 75-110 cm . lion after birth weight was 1-2 kg .
Living in savannah / desert . because animals night, 20 hours a day lying on the rocks air / under shady trees . Each group consists of 1-6 male tail , female tail 4-15 . one group 's territory between 20-400 km2 . if the food runs out , the lioness 1 full day search for food / expanding territory . males job is to protect females from males of other groups / preserve territory . if another kelmpok seize territory captured another group of males will kill cubs that were in the group that was taken . male running speed is 58km / h .
Her food is meat , takes his usual large mammals that his weight around 50-500 pounds . in addition it also takes small mammals , birds , reptiles , and insects . his usual hunting during the night , but if in the long grass that can cover the body can hunt during the day . his usual hunting females . bite the big stars on and off by making the animals can not eat . hunted in the male monopoly . spend time eating as much as 50 minutes .
1 time married his time was 20 seconds , 1 day to get married 50 times . 98-120 days of her pregnancy . once bore will bear 1-6 tails . wak tu her feedings is 7-10 months . lion children could eat meat after the age of 3 months . lion children often die of killed males from other groups or on leave by the lioness ( because of little food ) . lion
children who live up to 1 year hanya40 % , up to 2 years is 20 % but
when it becomes an adult lion declining percentage of his death . males aged 3-4 years had become an adult female lion 3 years has become an adult lion . never been maintained until the age of 24 years ....