1. With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, the Lion is the second-largest living cat after the tiger.
  2. The roar of a lion can be heard from 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) away.
  3. In the wild,
    male lions
    live
    10 to 14 years.
  4. The female lion (lioness) does 90% of the hunting.
  5. A porcupine can fight off a pride of lions.
  6. Lionesses find lions with darker manes more attractive.
  7. Cats, from lions and tigers right down to domestic felines, cannot taste anything sweet.
  8. In 2005, an Ethiopian girl was being brutally beaten by 7 men when a pride of lions chased them away. They even stayed with her until help arrived.
  9. The lion from MGM is called
    "Leo the Lion".
  10. A "leopon" results from the crossing of a male leopard with a lioness. The head is similar to that of a lion while the rest of the body carries similarities to leopards.
  11. Mountain Lions will bury and leave their prey, then return to it when they are hungry.
  12. During a mating bout, lions have sex 20 to 40 times a day for a couple of days.
  13. Ostrich kicks can kill a human and even a lion.
  14. There are more statues of lions in the world than there are real wild lions.
  15. Lions cuddle to build and maintain relationships with one another.
  16. A lion's life expectancy is much lower than that of the antelopes it chases.
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