Species: Panthera leo (African)
Geographic Range: parts of Africa
Size: 270-500 pounds
Lifespan: up to 15 years
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
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- Lions live in social communities called prides.
- Female lions are responsible for hunting.
- A male’s loud roar can be heard as far as 5 miles away.
- Lions are excellent swimmers.
- Lions can consume as much as 60 pounds of food in one sitting.
- Lions spend about 20 hours a day resting, the rest of their time is spent hunting and eating.