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Lion


Editor
January 11, 2019
Important Lion facts
Population decreased 42% in 21 yearsRegionally extinct in 7 African countriesDeclared as 'vulnerable' in 1996 by IUCN
Scientific Name
Panthero Leo
Weight
330 to 500+ lb.
Size
48 in. at the shoulder
Life span
10 to 14 years in the wild; up to 20 years in captivity
Habitat
Grassy plains and open woodlands
Diet
Carnivorous
Gestation
About 105 days
rivals / enemies
leopards, cheetahs,African wild dogs and hyena
Conservation Status
Vulnerable


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