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. • • • • • • 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. • • • • • • 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. • • • • 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. • • • • • 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. • • • • 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. • • • • 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. • "African Lions." Whozoo. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2011. <http://whozoo.org/ Intro98/verodona/verodona.htm>. • "American Lion Panthera Leo Atrox." Fossils-Treasures-of-Florida. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2011. <http://www.fossil-treasures-offlorida.com/american-lion.html>. • "Asiatic Lions - Panthera leo persica." Tigerhomes. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2011. <http://www.tigerhomes.org/animal/curriculums/asiaticlions-pc.cfm>. • "Facts About Lions." Facts-About. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2011. <http://www.facts-about.org.uk/animals-lions.htm>. • "Facts About the Extinct Cave Lion." Helium. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2011. <http://www.helium.com/items/1942971-facts-about-theextinct-cave-lion>. • "Mountain Lion Facts & Information." glacier-national-park-travelguide. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2011. <http://www.glacier-nationalpark-travel-guide.com/mountain-lion-facts.html>. • "Mountain Lion Facts - Names, Sounds, Size and Roaming Habits." totalwildlifecontrol. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2011. <http://www.totalwildlifecontrol.com/mountain-lion-factshabitat.html>. • "The Natural Habitat of White Lions." eHow. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2011. <http://www.ehow.com/about_6546776_natural-habitatwhite-lions.html>. • "White Lion." Atticapark. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2011. <http://www.atticapark.com/zoodetails/5N0P/undefined?lang=en>.