Lion Facts: 80 Interesting Facts About Lions

Lion facts for kids

There are two bronze lions were placed on the north and south side of the Chicago Art Institute. The north lion is called “On the Prowl” and the south lion is called “In an Attitude of Defiance”.

From the big cat’s family, the male lions are the only species that appear different from their female lions.

From the big cat’s family, only lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars can roar, but the loudest are the lion’s roar.

A lion’s roar can travel up to 5 miles (8 km) and the tiger’s roar can travel only 2 miles (3 km).

Lion’s night vision is six times better than the humans.

The lion’s bite is the weakest of the big cat’s family with 600 psi, i.e. equal to 30 times greater than the normal household cat bite.

Of all the big cats, lion is the most social species.

Lions are being portrayed in most famous literature works such as Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia, the Cowardly lion in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and a symbol representing the Gryffindor house in the Harry Potter Franchise.

The most endangered species for the humans is the mosquitos with 725,000 deaths per year and the hippos kill 500 people per year and then comes the lions with 100 deaths per year.

In Africa, Tanzania has the highest lion population.