Saturday, September 27, 2008

King of the Kingdom

The lion (Panthera leo) is a member of the family Felidae and lion is one of the biggest cat live in th forest than the tigers.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Felidae

Genus: Panthera

Lions are very power full animal who usually hunt in a group. Do you believe or not hunting is carried out by female lion in a group. However Lions eat primarily large animals weighing from 100 to 1,000 pounds. They also catch and eat a variety of smaller animals from rodents to reptiles. To catch up their pray lions should be very smart. It uses its powerful forelegs to grab or slap down the prey and they have short and strong jaws with long canine teeth that are used to quickly kill the pray.

Lions spend a very lazy lifestyle, typically active for only two to four hours in the day. They are most active at night and rest during the day.

Lion is only consistently social member of the cat family.Lions lives social group called ‘Prides’ Which normaly consist with 4-12 adult related female lions and 1-6 adult male lions. Male lion will constantly fight off other male lions for leadership of a pride. Male lion has the leadership of pride until they are strong enough to defend the other male lions

When they become weaker and older, new male lions will come along and scare off the weaker lion and become the new leader of that particular pride.

Female lions are considerably smaller than males. They can grow to be 7 feet long, weighing 65 - 90 pounds. Males can be 8 feet long, weighing 130 - 150 lbs. Both have tails 2-3 feet long. They are slate to tawny colored with black-tipped ears and tails. Kittens, or cubs, are covered with blackish spots with dark rings on their tails

Kittens are normally stay up to two years with their mother and after that they leave their pride and search for their own territory. As the youngsters, usually 2- to 3-year-old males, try to find their own place in the world, they are most often the ones that get into trouble with domestic animals.

Why we need to save lions?

We must save the lions before they are gone.time is crusil and at the moment population of lion goes to very low level and they are being gradually move to death, and their claws, teeth, manes and tails taken, presumably for sale. What we can do to save this biggest cat life? Nothing else only thing what you can do is let other people to know the important of having lions in the earth.That will help to reduce the conflict between people and lions.