LIONS (PANTHERA LEO)

By: Jaylen Willis

Taxnomy

  1. Kingdoms-Animals
  2. Phylum-Chordate (vertebrates)
  3. Class-Mammals
  4. Order-Carnivora
  5. Family-Felidae
  6. Genus-Panthera
  7. Species-Leo

EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY

Lions, Tiger,Bears,Dogs,and even Cats all have the same early ancestor. The ancestor was 2 pounds and 2 kilograms and always climbed trees and the name of the animal is Dormaalocyon latouri

Adaptions

  • The lion's archetypal roar is used to communicate with other group members and warn intruders of territorial boundaries. The species' rough tongue helps it to peel the skin of prey animals away from flesh and flesh away from bone
  • Ecology

    lions population declines everyday and lions are one of the most abused animal in Africa. 18% of lions die everyday.