African Lion Facts:
A lion can sleep for up to 20 hours in a single day.
Hear me roar
Depending on the wind direction, you can hear a lion roar from up to 7 or 8 kilometres away.
Like other cats, lions may not know when their next meal might come from, meaning that they will consume food at an extraordinarily fast rate. This also helps to explain why they need to sleep for so long, to enable digestion.
A lion’s night vision is up to 6 times more sensitive to light than humans.
Male lions are much larger than females and can weigh as much as 190 kilograms (420 pounds)Desert-adapted Lions – Also known as ‘desert lions’ these lions can live without water for extended periods. To cover long distances over the hot desert sand their legs tend to be slightly longer than ‘regular lions’, whilst their coats are slightly thicker to combat the cold temperatures at night. The best place to see these lions is in Northern Namibia.