Everything you didn’t already know about “the lion king”.

Although he may be called “the lion king,” a male lion in the wild lives only an average of 10 years.

A lion can eat up to 50 kg of meat in one sitting.

Even if a female lioness has killed the prey, he will always claim his share.

They have excellent hearing and vision. At night they see only in black and white, but during the day they can see colors.

With an imposing weight of nearly 200 kg, a it can still reach impressive speeds of up to 50 mph. However, it is rare to see an active lion, as they sleep or lounge for up to 20 hours a day.

A lion’s tail can grow up to 1 meter long, and it plays an essential role in maintaining balance while walking and climbing.

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Worldwide, there are only about 20,000 lions left, of which only 5,000 are males. Half a century ago there were still some 500,000 of these majestic animals running around!

Unfortunately, 5 lions die every day due to trophy-hunting.

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If drastic measures are not taken soon, it is likely that there will be no lions left in the wild within 15 years.

Like the horn of a rhino or the ivory of an elephant, the bones of lions are believed to have medicinal properties in Asian countries, leading to the hunting of these majestic animals.

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A pride of lions is called “a pride of lions” in English.

After a gestation period of 3 months, 3 cubs are usually born.

There are some misconceptions about lions. For example, “in the jungle, the lions sleep 2night”: there are actually no lions in the jungle, and they sleep during the day.

Also, the saying “in the lion’s den” is misleading. Lions usually hide among rocks or in tall grass, not in a burrow.

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