viernes, 18 de marzo de 2011

Lions facts

Description of Lions

The Lion is described as large, carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera leo). Lions have a short tawny coat, a tufted tail, and male lions have a heavy mane around the head and neck.

Understanding Scientific names of animals

The scientists who study animals (zoology) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified, that is, split into descriptive groups starting with main groups ( vertebrates and invertebrates ) the Families of animals are also included such as Ursidae ( the family of bears) and the families are then split into species such as Ursus americanus (American Black Bear)

Species of Lions

There are seven different species of Lions:

African lion
Asiatic lion
American Lion
Mountain Lion
Cave lion
White lion

Facts about where Lions live and what they eat!

Lions are native to Africa and Northwest India
The common habitat are both open plains and open woodlands
The diet of consists of meat - both large and small game. see more at what do lions eat.

Cool and Fun Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Lions - the King of the Jungle!

Lions are active during and at night but they prefer hunting at night
A Lions lifespan is 15 years in the wild
Cross- breeding between lions and tigers resulting in a 'tiglon'
The lion is the second biggest cat in the world
A lion can run up to a maximum speed of 80 kilometres per hour