This is a male lion.
How to tell the difference from a male lion or a female lion:
The male lion has a mane but the female lion doesent.
`In this picture you can see how a lions heel dont touch the ground when it walks.
This is what happens when a lion sees a group of an animal it gets confused and doesent know what it is.
Today I learnt about the lion and I want to share some facinating facts:
The lions scientific name is Pantera leo.
The lioness does most of the hunting while the males defend their terittory.
A lions roar can be heard from as far as 5 miles away.
A lion can run for short distances at 50mph and can leap as far as 36 feet
A lion may sleep up to 20 hours a day.
Lions heel dont touch the ground when they walks.
Lions are colour blind but this does not effect the lions eyesight when it comes to hunting its prey.Lions can see their prey perfectly if its on its own but if its in a group it confuses the lion.
Lions have terrific night vision.They are six times more sensitive to light than humans.This gives them a distinct advantage over some prey species when hunting at night.
These majestic cats are threatened by habit loss.The lion is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red list of threatened species.
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