Category: Lions

Female lions – better hunters than male lion

Female lions are better hunters than male lions and do most of the hunting for a pride.

  • Lions are the second largest big cat species in the world (behind tigers).

    • The average male lion weighs around 180 kg (400 lb) while the average female lion weighs around 130 kg (290 lb).

    • The heaviest lion on record weighed an amazing 375 kg (826 lb).

    • Lions can reach speeds of up to 81 kph (50 mph) but only in short bursts because of a lack of stamina.

    • The roar of a lion can be heard from 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) away.

    • Most lions found in the wild live in southern and eastern parts of Africa.

    • Lions are very social compared to other cat species, often living in prides that feature females, offspring and a few adult males.