Lions (1) - UpWardBoundSummerScience

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By: Nadim Ammari
• Species of lions
• Facts
• Habitats
• A full grown male adult lion weighs from 330
pounds to 530 pounds.
• A full grown male lion will grow to be about four
feet high.
A fullgrown
adult
male
lion
• 1. Lions mostly live in Africa and Northwest India.
• 2. There are seven different species of lions.
• 3. Their habitat consists of wide open plains and open
woodlands.
• 4. They are carnivores.
• 5. 2nd biggest cat in the world.
• 6. They can reach up to 80 kph or about 49 mph
• 7. A lion is expected to live between 10-15 years in the
wild.
• 8. They prefer hunting at night.
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They are the only social cats.
They live in groups called “prides”.
Lions breed approximately every 2 years.
Cubs open their eyes when they are 3-11 days old.
Cubs walk when they’re 10-15 days old.
Cubs run when they’re 20-25 days old.
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African lion
Asiatic lion
American Lion
Mountain Lion
Cave lion
White lion
• Their scientific name is Panthera leo.
• The range of where they are is in Central
Africa.
• Their habitat is a open and lightly wooded
grassland.
• They aren’t endangered or threatened at the
spot where they are.
• When in the wild, they eat zebras, giraffes,
buffalos, and warthogs.
• When they’re in the zoo, they have a
carnivore diet, which means they only eat
meat.
An African lion eating a zebra.
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It’s scientific name is Panthera leo persica.
They are on the brim of being extinct.
There is about 200-350 of these lions left.
They live in Gujarat, India in Gir National Park.
Asiatic
Lions.
• Asiatic Lions also have a carnivore diet.
• They are predators to deer, antelope, wild boars,
and water buffalos.
Fossils of an
American lion.
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Their scientific name is Panthera leo atrox.
The American lion is extinct.
It was said to be the biggest cat ever.
It’s 5-foot tall.
It’s 11.5 feet long from it’s nose to it’s tail.
A picture of what the American
lion looked like.
• Its scientific name is Felis concolor.
• Another name for Mountain Lion is Cougar,
Puma, Panther, Mountain Screamer, Catamount,
Florida Panther and Painter.
• They live mostly in forests and on mountains.
• Mountain lions have a carnivore diet.
• They eat elk, big horned sheep, deer, and
rabbits
A very fast
puma
capturing
it’s prey.
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Its scientific name is Panthera leo spelaea.
These lions are extinct.
They became extinct 12,000 years ago.
According to pictures, people know that these lions are
a little bit bigger than modern lions.
• Also according to paintings, we know that they used to
capture big herbivores.
• They used to capture deer, bison, horses, and lionesses.
• There was many more prey than this.
Painting of a cave lion
capturing its prey.
• Their scientific name is Panthera leo krugeri
• They live in the Timbatavi region of South Africa.
• There is said to be about 500 of these lions in
the world.
• They are extinct in the
wild.
This is a male white lion.
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These type of lions are not albino.
They are white because of a genetic mutation.
Their eyes are yellow.
They wouldn’t survive in the wild because their color
would give them away.
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