KidzSearch Image Safe Search   

Lion waiting in Namibia.jpg
Male lion in Okonjima, Namibia
Okonjima Lioness.jpg
Female (lioness) in Okonjima
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
P. leo
Binomial name
Panthera leo
P. l. leo
P. l. melanochaita
P. l. fossilis
P. l. sinhaleyus
Lion distribution.png
Historical and present distribution of the lion in Africa, Asia and Europe
Cecil the lion in the Hwange National Park (2010)

The lion (Panthera leo) is a large mammal of the Felidae (cat) family. Some large males weigh over 250 kg (550 lb). Today, wild lions live in sub-Saharan Africa and western India. Lions are adapted for life in grasslands and mixed areas with trees and grass. The relatively small females are fast runners over short distances, and coordinate their hunting of herd animals.

Lions have disappeared from North Africa and southwest Asia in historic times. Until the late Pleistocene, about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans. They were found in most of Africa, across Eurasia from western Europe to India, and in the Americas from the Yukon to Peru. The lion is now a vulnerable species. There was a decline in its African range of 30–50% over two decades in the second half of the 20th century.Habitat loss and conflicts with humans are the greatest causes of concern.

 view more...

Not Finding Your Answer?
Post It On KidzTalk Homework Help

   Report a search problem

contact us education daily journal home facebook
about us make us your default search kidztalk twitter  
terms/privacy blocking websites kidznet pinterest  
advertise teacher zone wiki    
media link to us learning sites    
business / api solutions add a site image search    
affiliate program kidzsearch apps kidztube    
play youtube on kidzsearch games    
  voice search music    
  report a problem cool facts    
  settings news    
    search help    

 mobile version

      Copyright 2005-2024