Why is the lion known as the king of beasts? How big are they and what do they eat to stay that way? Can you really hear a lion's roar miles away? Take this quiz and learn a lion's share of answers.
The lions of Asia were once found in large numbers there, but today only a few hundred survive.
That's where game is most plentiful and, boy, do those lions like game!
The Indian lions are smaller than the African ones and their manes are smaller, too.
They usually live between 15 and 20 years in the wild, but longer in captivity.
Interestingly, lions and domestic cats both walk on their toes, not on the soles of their feet.
No other wild cat has a mane, only the lion.
It's called a pride and sometimes as many as 30 lions live in one pride.
They behave similarly to dogs. They urinate on certain trees and bushes to stake out their territory.
A pride will choose its territory based on the availability of prey and water.
Each gender has its role. The males are in charge of defense, while the lionesses are in charge of hunting.
Lions go for zebra and buffalo. They don’t usually prey on gazelles or impala, for they're probably too agile to catch.
Most of their hunting takes place at night. Their keen sense of smell makes up for their reduced visibility at night.
Lions' teeth are simply not designed for chewing. They're better designed for tearing, so lions tear off huge pieces of meat and eat them as they are, neat.
They are often spotted and sometimes striped. They lose their spots only a year later.
This is the time that they give them their first taste of meat by leading them to a fresh kill.
Their play is an important part of the acquisition of hunting and defense skills.
Females stay with the pride for life, but males eventually move on or are driven away by younger lions.
It symbolized power, virtue and wisdom.
England has used the symbol of the lion in heraldry since the Middle Ages.
It's the Sphinx, a lion-like structure of ancient Egypt.