Domain-Eukarya: Cells can be single celled or multicellular and always have a nucleus.Kingdom-Animalia: all animals are in this kingdom. This Kingdom does not contain prokaryotes. All members of Animalia are multicellular.
Phylum-Chordata: Animals in this phylum have bilateral symmetry. segmented body, including segmented muscles. Also three germ layers and a well-developed coelon.
Subphylum Vertebrata: Animals in this can produce hair, scales, feathers, glands, horn, etc. also have limb girdles, and 2 pairs of appendages.
Class Mammalia: The Class Mammalia includes about 5000 species placed in 26 orders.
All mammals share at least three characteristics not found in other animals.
Mammalia contains a vast diversity of forms.
Order Carnivora: The name "Carnivora" is sometimes taken to mean that members of this group are all carnivorous. Most members of the order Carnivora can be recognized by their enlarged fourth upper premolar.We recognize 13 extant families and around 270 species of Carnivora.
Family Felidae: All felids bear a strong resemblance to one another. Unlike members of the family Canidae, felids have a short rostrum and tooth row, which increases bite force. Felids have well developed carnassials.
Genus Panthera: This genus has roaring cats.
Species: Panthera leo
Length A lion can be 2.4 to 3.3 m long and the tail can be 0.6 to 1.0 m long.
Weight Male lions weigh about 189 kg and Female lions weigh about 126 kg.
Color Male lions are the only cats with manes. Lions are large cats with short, tawny coats, white underparts, and long tails with a black tuft at the end.
Range lions live in most of sub-Saharan Africa except in desert and rainforest habitats.
Hunting lions hunt gazelles, zebras, impalas, and wildebeests. Lions that are not able to capture large prey will eat birds, rodents, fish, ostrich eggs, amphibians and reptiles.
Predators Adult lions have no natural predators, excepting persecution by humans. Lions often kill and/or compete with other predators.
the lions in this picture are mating.
the lions in this picture a using the pond to drink.
the lion in this picture is roaring.