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The male ostrich can roar just like a lion.
The lion from MGM is called “Leo the Lion”.
The female lion (lioness) does 90% of the hunting.
In 2013, a Zoo in China angered visitors by trying to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion.
A “leopon” results from the crossing of a male leopard with a lioness. The head is similar to that of a lion while the rest of the body carries similarities to leopards.
The roar of a lion can be heard from 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) away.
Ostrich kicks can kill a human and even a lion.
Disney was sued by a biologist for defaming the character of hyenas in The Lion King.
Christopher Walken was a lion tamer before becoming a famous actor.
Sylvester Stallone was a lion cage cleaner before being famous.
An adult giraffe’s kick is so powerful that it can decapitate a lion.
A lion in the wild usually makes no more than twenty kills a year.
Ancient Egyptians venerated lions as their war dieties due to their strength, power and fierceness. The famous sphinxes are just one of many mythical depictions of the lion in Egyptian culture.
The mane of the male lion is a distinctive characteristic of lions as no other big cats have them. It makes male lions appear larger, thus allowing them to be more intimidating. It also signals sexual maturity and health status; lionesses tend to favour denser and darker manes.