Amazing Ten Lion Facts
3 A female lion needs 5kg of meat a day. A male needs 7kg or more a day.
4 The name for a baby lion is a cub, whelp or lionet.
5 Female lions do 85-90% of the prides hunting, whilst the male lions patrol the territory and protect the pride.
6 In the wild, lions live for an average of 12 years and up to 16 years. They live up to 25 years in captivity.
7 Lions go on the hunt for food mostly from dusk till dawn.
8 Female lions reach two-thirds of their adult size by the time they are two years old.
9 Lions run at a speed of up to 81kmph.
10 Lions hunt large animals such as zebra and wildebeest.
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