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