Asiatic Lion By: Luke preston

Scientific name

Panthera leo persica

Range

Asiatic lions once prowled the Middle East and India but now only a fraction of them live. Only one small population of them live in India's Gir Forest.

Asiatic Lion in its habitat

Diet

The Asiatic Lion is a carnivore. They usually eat deer, antelope, buffaloes, and wild boar. They usually eat anything that's in their range.

Physical Description

Male Asiatic lions are usually 5.5 to 8.2 feet long. Female Asiatic lions are usually 4.6 to 5.7 feet long. Males usually weigh 355-419 pounds while females weigh usually 243-265. Female Asiatic lions usually live 17-18 years while males usually live up to 16 years.

Breeding Info

The mating season for the Asiatic lion continues throughout the year. They can have up to 6 cubs. They are mammals, so they are born by live birth. The cubs start walking when they are 15 days old and can run by one month old.

Special Behavior/Unique Anatomy

The Asiatic lions are blind when they are born. They can open their eyes after 11 days. The lions are also only active for about 4 hours and are asleep or resting for the rest of the day.

Weird/Interesting Info

The age of an Asiatic lion can be determined by its mane. They are the second largest big cat. The Asiatic lion also had the loudest roar of the big cat species. The females also live together for life, the sisters.

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Credits:

Created with images by ahisgett - "Asiatic Lion 1d" • Dakiny - "雌のインドライオン (Asiatic Female Lion)" • Steve Wilson - over 8 million views Thanks !! - "King of the Jungle" • Kabacchi - "Asiatic Lion - 04" • Marie Hale - "Asiatic lion (male)"

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