8 unique facts about Lion

8. Lions are the only cats that live in groups, called prides. A pride can have up to 30 lions, but the average size is around 15.

7. Male lions are the only cats that have a mane. The mane is thought to help the lion attract mates and intimidate rivals.

6. Lions are the second-largest cat species in the world, after tigers. They can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.

5. Lions are apex predators, meaning they are at the top of the food chain. Their diet consists of large mammals such as  zebras, wildebeest, and antelope.

4. Lions are social animals and communicate with each other through a variety of vocalizations, including roars, grunts, and purrs. 

3. Lions are territorial animals and mark their territory with urine and scent glands. They also roar to warn other lions away from their territory.

2. Lions are endangered, with only an estimated 20,000 left in the wild. The main threats to lions are habitat loss, poaching, and conflict with humans 

1. The scientific name for the lion is Panthera leo.

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