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# Lion, Lioness interesting facts | 14 Interesting and facinating facts about Lion (Lioness) | ECGindia.org

1. The Lion is the second largest feline species, after the tiger.

2. The male lion, weighs between 150-250 kg (330-500 lb).

3. Females range 120-150 kg (260-330 lb).

4. Lion life time: In the wild, lions live for around 10-14 years,while in captivity they can live over 20 years.

5. Female lions usually hunt at night or dawn and in packs.

6. An adult female lion needs about 5 kg (11 lbs) of meat per day, a male about 7 kg (15 lbs).

7. Lions are found only in India and Africa.

8. Lions usually live in groups of 15 or more animals called prides.

9. In a pride, lions hunt prey, raise cubs, and defend their territory together.

10. In prides the females do most of the hunting and cub rearing.

11. Many of the females in the pride give birth at about the same time. A cub may nurse other females as well as its mother.

12. The main job of males in the pride is defending the pride's territory. A male's loud roar, usually heard after sunset, can carry for as far as five miles (eight kilometers).

13. Lionesses aren't the most successful of hunters, because they usually score only one kill out of several tries. After the kill the males usually eat first, lionesses next-and the cubs get what's left.

14. Males and females fiercely defend against any outside lions that attempt to join their pride. Maybe in this case the family that preys together stays together!

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