The most elegant animal on earth has to be the lion. However, despite this fact, most people have often misunderstood Lions. There are so many myths surrounding lions that make them be very misunderstood. Every single person on the earth cannot lack to have a misconception about lions. This, of course, is contributed by how different cultures tend to perceive lions. 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 the lions have matured their weight will be among the heaviest animals that we have on our earth. A mature female will weigh 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.
Another interesting fact is that lions can live up to 12 years of age. This is a proven fact that lions have a lifespan of 12 years and above. This will, however, be influenced by several factors. A contributing factor to the lifespan of a lion will be if it is a wild lion or a captive lion. When it comes to captive lions, then you can be sure that they can even live for more than 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. The varied breeds of lions means that they cannot have the same lifespan.
A very mind-blowing fact about lions that will change how you view them is that lions never live in jungle environments. This then contradicts the phrase ‘king of the jungle’ being in reference to the lion. This is an excellent example of a myth that has always been known by most people ever since they were young. Lions cannot survive 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. You should also be aware that Lions are different from their fellow cats since they live in prides. This is one unique fact that can make you confuse them with canine animals that always live in packs.