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11 Types of Lions | Facts About Lion | Interesting information about lion

11 Types of Lions | Facts About Lion | Interesting information about lion

You Lions are a large cat species belonging to the Fila T family in 2018 a new ranking was revealed that organized these lions into two subspecies of panthera. Leo. Melon oj de and Panthera leo leo The lion is a big cat belonging to the Panthera genus and family felidae The lion is the second largest cat species in the world after the tiger Currently wild lions are found in large parts of sub-saharan Africa and India Prior to 2017 the two main types of lions were thought to be African lions and Asian lions The former was believed to be a group of seven extant lion subspecies Inhabiting the African continent while the latter was considered to be a single subspecies of lion living in Asia However, today two subspecies of lions are recognized P.i. Leo, which consists of the Asiatic West African Central African and Barbary lions? P I’m Ellen o Jada which consists of southern African lions including the Cape lion and the east lion By this new classification the same species of lion occupies Asia and northern central Africa and the same species occupies southern and eastern Africa strangely unlike other cat species Lions are highly social in nature and live in large groups called a pride consisting of several females their offsprings and a few adult males Lions tend to prefer savanna and grassland habitats, but are also found in forests and bush Lions are expert predators and scavengers and mainly nocturnal by Nature Wild lions survive for about ten to fourteen years while captive ones survive as long as 20 years Below is an overview of some of the lion populations living in the world One Barbary lion p.i. Leo The Barbary lions Panthera leo, leo is also known as the north african lion This lion subspecies previously occurred in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria Currently it is extinct in the wild due to indiscriminate hunting The last known wild Barbary lion was killed in 1920 in Morocco Today some lions kept in captivity are believed to be descendants of the wild Barbara lions Especially those residing in the Rabat zoo. The Barbary lion is one of the largest subspecies of lion and individuals with lengths ranging between 9.8 feet and 10.8 feet and weights of over 200 kilograms have been previously reported To West African lion p.i. Leo The critically endangered West African lion or the Senegal lion panthera leo, senegal insists inhabits western Africa from the Central African Republic to Senegal The West African lion is the smallest among the sub-saharan African lions only about 1,800 individuals remain as small and fragmented populations in West Africa 3 South West African lion pil anoche de The Katanga lion or the south west african lion panthera leo Blaine Bergy is found in southwestern Africa in the countries of Angola Zaire Western Zambia and Zimbabwe Namibia and northern Botswana These lions are one of the largest among the all the types of lions males attained lengths between 8.2 feet and ten point two feet while females have a length between 7.5 feet and 8.7 feet Males weigh around 140 to 200 42 kilograms while females weigh about 105 to 170 kilogram The Katanga Lions have a lighter colored Mane’s than other lion subspecies for Maasai lion P I’m la noche de the East African lion or the Masai lion panthera Leo, new bika is found in east africa where it occurs in the countries of Kenya Ethiopia, Mozambique and Tanzania The Masai Lions have less curved backs and longer legs than other subspecies of lion Moderate Tufts of hair are present in the knee joints of males The Mane’s of the Maasai lion appeared to be combed backwards and older males have fuller mains than the younger ones male Masai Lions living in highlands above 2,600 feet and have heavier Mane’s than those living in the lowland areas Male Masai Lions attain a length between 8.2 feet and 9 point 8 feet Lionesses are smaller with lengths ranging from 7.5 feet to 8 point 5 feet 5 Transvaal lion pee I’m Ellen Oh Jada the South East African lion panthera Leo Kruger II also known as the Kalahari lion or the Transvaal lion is found in the southern parts of Africa with significant populations in South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Swaziland Helene Royal National Park Most of the male’s of this subspecies have a black well-developed mane the length of males ranges between eight point five feet and ten point five feet while females attain a length between seven point seven feet and 9.0 feet male Kalahari Lions have a weight of about 150 to 250 kilograms while females are 110 to 182 kilograms in weight Six Ethiopian lion PML anoche de the Ethiopian Lion are the Abyssinian lion or the addis ababa lion? Can thoroughly erosive LT is a type of lion that though originally considered to be the East African lion was classified as a separate subspecies After phenotypic and genotypic analysis on lions kept in captivity in the Addis Ababa Zoo Ethiopian Lions have darker Mane’s and smaller bodies compared to other lion subspecies, but this could also be the result of living in captivity seven Asiatic Lion PE leo The Asiatic Lion are the Indian lion panthera leo persica Though once widespread from Turkey across Southwest Asia to the Indian subcontinent is currently confined to the ger National Park and wildlife sanctuary in the Indian state of Gujarat only about 523 of this type of lion remain in this forest The Asiatic Lion is smaller than the largest of the African lions, but is similar in size to the Central African lion the weight of adult male Asiatic lions ranges between 160 kilograms and 190 kilograms while that of females ranges from 110 kilograms to 120 kilogram a Longitudinal fold of skin running along the belly as the striking morphological feature that helps in the identification of the Asiatic Lion The fur color of the Asiatic Lion ranges from Reddy Thani buffest gray are sandy to heavily speckled with black The Lions have a moderate main growth unlike the African subspecies and their ears are always visible The Asiatic lions also exhibit less genetic variation than the African subspecies These lions are classified as endangered by the IUCN Eight endangered lions all the types of lions mentioned above are threatened to variable extents Hunting especially unregulated trophy hunting practices are responsible for the decline of the African subspecies of lions during trophy hunting a practice where lions are hunted and their body parts like the head are offered as a trophy to the hunter the dominant male lion of The pride is often targeted for hunting since it is the largest and most valuable trophy to the hunters The death of the dominant male disturbs the structure of the pride Males from outside now invade the pride and kill off the progeny of former males Thus lion cubs are lost and this causes a lion population decline Besides hunting habitat loss and habitat fragmentation. Also threaten the survival of all types of Lions of the world Sadly the threats continue to exist despite the implementation of large-scale conservation efforts There is a greater need to create awareness about the need to save the Lions among the public of the country’s Inhabited by the Lions in order to save this big cat species Nine Congo lion this lion is called panthera leo bleh and Bergy after its Latin name and you can find it on the western side of Uganda as Well as DRC, it was in Rwanda at one point, but you can’t find it there anymore mostly due to preservation problems You can find them in the Queen Elizabeth National Park from Uganda and the Virunga National Park in DRC Ten Lions of the world as we mentioned above lions belong to the Fela tea family in the Panthera genus There are seven different extant species in Africa and a single subspecies in Asia Lions are known to be one of the largest cat species out there. They are the largest after Tigers Usually you will find those wild lions are encountered in either India or the sub-saharan African region Unlike many cat species lions are indeed very social and they do live in some large groups which include Cubs females and a few males They do prefer savannas and grasslands yet. You can still find them in other regions as well One thing to note about lions is that they can live up to 20 years in captivity and up to 14 years in the wilderness 11 the salon lion the existence of lions in Sri Lanka in prehistoric times was regarded a possibility when in the 1930s two fossils were unearthed that appeared to support this idea, unfortunately This is the only existing record of a place to seen lion in 1936 two teeth were discovered in Karratha in the Ratna pura district and later recorded by renowned archaeologist at the time PEP Dara Nia gala as belonging to a lion subspecies endemic to Sri Lanka the panthera leo san Helius or at salon lion According to an academic paper co-authored by Madame Andhra era Chi the fossils were identified as a left lower molar and a right lower canine It was the former that helped identify and establish the distinct subspecies panthera leo, san Heylia’s since the latter specimen was considered to be in too poor condition to facilitate diagnosis Despite Darrin egala attributing the fossils to a distinct subspecies There has unfortunately been insufficient information to bribe how this one may have differed from other subspecies experts assume that the fossils may be up to 100,000 years old and that panthera leo syn Helius appears to have gone extinct prior to the arrival of culturally modern humans

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