Common Name: Lion
Scientific Name: Panthera leo
Also Known As:
Type: Cat
Classification: Mammal
Diet: Carnivore
Length: 160 – 208 cm (63 – 82 inch) (excl. tail)
Height: 100 – 120 cm (39.4 – 47.2 inch) (at the shoulder)
Weight: 110 – 225 kg (242.6 – 496.1 lb)
Top Speed: 80 kph (50 mph)
Life Span: 12-16 years in the wild, 25 years in captivity
Migration Habit: Does not migrate
IUCN Redlist Status: Vulnerable
Population Trend: Decreasing

Lions are Mammals that are a species of Cat. Their scientific name is Panthera leo.

These Mammals are Carnivores, and groups of Lions are known as a Pride.

Lion Habitat

Lions can be found in many countries in Africa and Asia, these countries include Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Rwanda, and Togo.

They strive in habitats like forests, savannas, shrublands, grasslands, and deserts.

Lion Young

These Cats mature at the age of 2 years. Once matured, Lions can have 2-6 young after a gestation period of 110 days.

Lion young are called cubs and, like most animal young, are extremely cute.

References: Wikipedia and the IUCN Redlist.