Gao the lion gets excited Breading…!

The lion is one of the largest, strongest, and most powerful felines in the world, second only in size to the Siberian Tiger. They are the largest cats on the African continent.
While most big cats are solitary hunters, lions are incredibly sociable animals that live together in family groups called pride.
Incredible Lion Facts!
  • The lion animal is considered one of the “African Big Five.”
  • The largest lion ever recorded weighed 690 pounds and was shot in South Africa in 1936. Ancient lions were even larger than today’s largest lions, and reached up to 1,153 pounds!
  • Between 1993-2014, the IUCN estimated the population of lions decreased by 42%. Due to poaching and habitat loss, it is estimated there may be fewer than 20,000 lions left today.
  • While lions are generally social animals, prides generally consist of 80% females. For this reason, only about one in eight male lions survive to adulthood. Groups of male lions sometimes band together, controlling vast swaths of territory. One famous band of male lions in South Africa’s Kruger National Park controlled over 170,000 acres and was estimated to kill more than 100 rival lions and cubs.
  • Lions are animals that have long been kept in zoos and in captivity. In 18th century England, the price of admission to the Tower Menagerie (the precursor to the London Zoo) was three pence for a cat or dog to be fed to the lions!

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Gao the lion gets excited Breading…!

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