Lions remain to be one of the most elegant animals on earth. Despite being the most elegant animal on earth, many people always have many myths about it. 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. It then becomes important to know what the exact facts are for you to stop holding on to myths about lions. These interesting facts listed here will help you to have the right picture about lions.
The first interesting fact about lions that they are among the heaviest animals on the earth. Once a lion has reached adulthood; it is among the heaviest animals that you will know 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. On the other hand, males can go further up to 180 kg. 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. Lions that live in captivity can actually reach the 12-year mark and surpass it.
As for the wild lion, their lifespan will be limited because they face many dangers in their natural surrounding. The breed of a lion will also be a great contributor to the lifespan of a given lion. The varied breeds of lions means that they cannot have the same lifespan.
One very interesting fact is that lions do not live in jungle environments. This then contradicts the phrase ‘king of the jungle’ being in reference to the lion. This is one myth that most people have been told since they were young. You should be able to know that lions cannot live 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 to live in deserts, grasslands or green plains that are well suited for them. 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.