Lion Facts & Trivia

  • Fun Fact: Lives in small groups called prides!
  • Lions are the second largest cat species in the world (behind tigers)
  • The heaviest lion weighed 826 pounds
  • The roar of a lion can be heard from 5 miles away
  • 50% of lions have disappeared in the last 3 decades
  • A lion’s eyesight is five times better than a human being.
  • Lions rarely eat an entire prey, leaving the rest for other animals such as vultures
  • The average male lion weighs around 400 lb
  • The average female lion weighs around 290 lb
  • Female lions usually give birth to a litter every two years.
  • Lions can reach speeds of 50 mph, but only in short bursts
  • In the wild, lions rest for 20 hours a day
  • Lions are very social animals
  • Lions usually hunt at night
  • Lions in the pride share the meal
  • Lions sleep or rest 16-20 hours a day
  • Lions are the national animal of eight nations
  • 60 to 70 percent of lion cubs die within their first two years of life.
  • When one lion yawns or roars, the rest of the pride often does the same
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Felidae

Lion Movies

  • Lion Ark (2013)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
  • African Cats (2011)
  • The Last Lions (2011)
  • Animals United (2010)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
  • White Lion (2010)
  • Lion’s Den (2008)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
  • Prey (2007)
  • The Wild (2006)
  • Madagascar (2005)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
  • Pride (2004)
  • Secondhand Lions (2003)
  • The Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage (2000)
  • To Walk With Lions (1999)
  • The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998)
  • Jungle Emperor Leo (1997)
  • The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Roar (1981)
  • Living Free (1972)
  • Napoleon & Samantha (1972)
  • Born Free (1966)
  • Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)
  • Fluffy (1965)
  • The Lion (1962)
  • Lambert the Sheepish Lion (1952)
  • The Lion Hunters (1951)
  • Hold The Lion Please (1942)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • The Lion Man (1936)
  • Simba King of the Beasts (1928)

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Lion Songs

  • Heart of a Lion by Kid Cudi
  • Iron, Lion, Zion by Bob Marley
  • Lion Heart by Jake Miller
  • Lions, Tigers and Bears by Jazmine Sullivan
  • Lion’s Roar by Asher Roth
  • Lion’s Share by Wild Beasts
  • Lion in a Coma by Animal Collective
  • Lions by Dire Straits
  • Lionsong by Bjork
  • Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens

Famous Lions

  • Aslan, from the movie “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”
  • Alakay (“Alex”), from the movie “Madagascar”
  • MGM Lion, from movie icon
  • Sampson, from the movie “The Wild”
  • Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Sarabi, and Sarafina, from movie “The Lion King”
  • The Detroit Lions from the NFL
  • The Cowardly Lion, from the movie “The Wizard of Oz”

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