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. The many myths surrounding lions are contributed by the different cultures which view lions differently. For you to stop holding on to myths about lions that you have, there is need to know what the reality is. These interesting facts listed here will help you to have the right picture 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. Males can even reach up to 130 kg. This then makes lions be among the heaviest animals that we have on our planet.
The lifespan of lions can last to 12 years and above. This is a proven fact that lions have a lifespan of 12 years and above. This will, however, be influenced by several factors. First of all, the first contributing factor will be if the lion lives in the wild or in captivity. Lions that live in captivity can actually leave for long and even surpass the 12-year mark.
For the wild lions, you can be sure that their lifespan will be limited owing to the fact that there are many dangers within their natural surrounding. Another factor that will contribute 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.
Another interesting fact that will change your perspective is the fact that lions cannot 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. In such a case, then you cannot refer to the lion as the king of the jungle if it is not able to survive in it.
Lions can live in deserts, grasslands, or green plains where they are well suited for. You should also be aware that Lions are different from their fellow cats since they live in prides. Once you have known about this, then you can easily confuse them with canine animals that always live as a park.