African Lion

Panthera Leo


  • Domain Eukarya: They can be single celled and multicelled
  • Kingdom Animalia: The tissues in animals are organized into specific organs
  • Phylum Chordata: They have bilateral symmetry, they have 3 germ layers
  • Subphylum Vertebrata: Have a heart with 2-4 chambers
  • Class Mammalia: All animals have hair in some point of there life but sometimes adults lose there hair
  • Order Carnivora: All animals are known for there upper molars and lower molars that help them eat and kill
  • Family Felidae: Have large eyes and exceptional vision and are specialized for shearing.
  • Genus: Roaring lions
  • Species Panthera Leo: Lions are large cats with short, tawny coats, white underparts, and long tails with a black tip.

General descripton

  • Males height is 1.2 m
  • Females height is 1.1 m
  • Males weigh typically 189 kg
  • Females weigh 126 kg
  • 6-ft tall and 2 m. in length
  • Lions are carnivores so they mainly eat meat. Pretty much all Lions live in Africa. Lions are capable of killing other predators there main predators are leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs, they have short tawny coats, with a black tip at the end of there tail. They like to live in a grassy area so they can blend in and not get spotted. Also they sometimes live in forests. They like living in the open because there faster than most animals and that's where a lot of there predators live at. So it's easier for them to hunt.

Behavioral description

The lions hunt/live in prides. Prides are groups that have around 10-20 lions in there group they hunt together to make the other animals look scared so then they attack them and they eat them by themselves

Lions are large cats with short, tawny coats, white underparts, and long tails with a black tip at the end.

Nearly all wild lions live in Africa, but one small population of Asian lions exists in India's Gir Forest. Asian lions and African lions are subspecies of the same species.

Physical description

The lion is a member of the cat family, and shares many common traits of this family.

The body is very muscular. Cubs usually have brown spots with a grayish. The longest male was 3.3 m. Adult Lions have 30 total teeth. They usually live around 14-20 years old but it is possibly for them to live longer.



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