Fun Lion Facts That You Didn’t Know About!
There’s so much to learn about the king of the jungle! That’s why we are sharing these really fun facts about lions you (probably) didn’t know about.
We put these cool lion facts in two printable coloring pages so you and your little ones can color as you learn.
10 interesting facts about lions
White lions, barbary lion, Asian lions… there are so many types of lion species and today we are learning all about these big cats.
For example, do lions live in South Africa? Are they social animals? How far can we hear their roar? Here’s the answer to that! These printables are a great learning resource for kids ages 4 and older. They can learn as they practice early reading comprehension!
- The lion (scientific name Panthera leo) is a large cat of the Panthera native to Africa and India.
- They are the second largest cat in the world!
- Lions are natural predators – actually, they are at the top of the food chain in the African savanna.
- Lions are the only cats that live in groups, which are called lion prides.
- In the wild, there are two lion subspecies: African lions found in Africa and Asiatic lions found in western India.
- Lions are social creatures and have different roles. Female lions are primary hunters, while dominant males protect the pride’s territory.
- When they are born, young lions only weigh about 53 ounces – they are very small!
- A lion’s roar can be heard up to 5 miles away. They roar to scare off intruders and warn the pride of danger.
- A lion’s mane can grow up to 6 inches and is a sign of dominance. Older males get darker mains.
- Their natural habitat varies a lot, but lions prefer open grasslands, savanna, dense scrub, and open woodlands.
- A lion’s paws are very similar to a cat’s paws but much bigger. They have five toes on the front paws and four on the back.
- A lion’s long tail measures about one-third of its overall body length and help it to balance.
Some more information on lions…
Sadly, lion populations are decreasing. The main threats to wild lions are human-wildlife conflict and less food because of natural prey decline, as well as habitat loss, climate change and illegal wildlife trade like trophy hunting. If you want to help protect these great animals in the animal kingdom, you can donate to the World Wildlife Fund.
HOW TO COLOR THESE PRINTABLE lion FACTS FOR KIDS COLORING PAGES
Take time to read each fact and then color the picture next to the fact. Each picture will correlate with the lion fact.
You can use crayons, pencils, or even markers if you want to.
COLORING SUPPLIES RECOMMENDED FOR YOUR Lion FACTS FOR KIDS COLORING PAGES
- For drawing the outline, a simple pencil can work great.
- Colored pencils are great for coloring in the bat.
- Create a bolder, solid look using fine markers.
- Gel pens come in any color you can imagine.
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What was your favorite lion fact?