The most elegant animal on earth has to be the lion. Despite being the most elegant animal on earth, many people always have many myths about it. There are so many myths surrounding lions that make them be very misunderstood. The lives of lions are often misunderstood by almost every person on the earth. The many myths surrounding lions are contributed by the different cultures which view lions differently. For you to stop holding on to myths about lions that you have, there is need to know what the reality is. Once you have read through these interesting facts; then you will gain more knowledge about lions.
One very interesting fact about lions is that they are the heaviest animals on our earth. Once a lion has reached adulthood; it is among the heaviest animals that you will know on our earth. Females that have matured can reach up to 130 kg. This will, of course, not be known by looking at pictures of lions which never seem to weigh that much. When it comes to male lions, they can be a farther 180kg. With such information, then you can safely say that lions are among the heaviest animals that we currently have on earth.
The lifespan of lions can last to 12 years and above. This is a proven fact that lions have a lifespan of 12 years and above. However it will depend on several factors that will determine the lifespan of the lion. A contributing factor to the lifespan of a lion will be if it is a wild lion or a captive lion. Lions that live in captivity can actually leave for long and even surpass the 12-year mark.
However as for lions that are in the wild, their life span is mostly limited because their natural surrounding which has many dangers. Another contributing factor to the lifespan of a lion is the breed of the lion. They are different breeds of lions which have their life span.
Another interesting fact that will change your perspective is the fact that lions cannot live in jungle environments. This then means that what you have been hearing about the lion being the ‘king of the jungle’ cannot be true. This is one misleading phrase that most people have known since they were young. You should be able to know that lions cannot live in such a jungle environment. This then means that they cannot be king in an environment that they will not be able to survive in.
Lions prefer deserts, grasslands or green plains where they can comfortably live in. Also lions tend to live in pride, unlike their fellow cats. This is one unique fact that can make you confuse them with canine animals that always live in packs.