1. Two Kinds of KingsAccording to Live Science, there are two kinds of lions: the Asiatic lions that live in India's Gir Forest and African lions live in central and southern Africa.
2. Roaring for CommunicationIf people talk to communicate and to be understood, lions roar to communicate their position to other prides. A lion's roar is the loudest of any big cat and can be heard up to 8km away , One Kind Org reports.
3. Determining a Lion's AgeWorld Wildlife Fund reported that the darker the mane, the older the lion.
4. Lions are Fierce, Regardless of Gender
In the world of lions, both male and female lions as are as fierce. Male lions defend the pride's territory while females are the main hunters of the pride even though males eat first.
5. Puma an Outcast?Interestingly, mountain lions (pumas) are in the same family (Felidae) as Asiatic and African lions, but they are not considered lions, Live Science reports.
6. Sharp Night VisionOne Kind Org reported that lions have terrific night vision. They are six times more sensitive to light than humans. This gives them distinct advantage over some prey species when hunting at night.
7. Royal WalkDid you know that a lion's heels don't touch the ground when it walks? Yes, they don't, according to World Wildlife Fund.
8. Bed BuddyLions enjoy relaxing and lazing around. They spend 16 to 20 hours each day resting and sleeping, One Kind Org reports.
9. Pride is the Name of the GameNational Geographic reported that young males eventually leave and establish their own prides by taking over a group headed by another male. Talk about being independent.
10. Amazing LeapersA lion can run for short distances at 50 mph and leap as far as 36 feet, World Wildlife Fund reports.
Lions might be "king of the jungle," but their numbers are seriously declining.