This black and white lion photograph displays a lioness staring intensely into the camera. She looks deeply into the eyes of her target, the wildlife photographer. This female predator has every muscle ready to make the big jump. With their powerful hind legs, lions can jump approximately 12-13 meters / 40-45 feet. This is quite a distance. We should not underestimate it. Nevertheless, this lioness did not jump. After a little while, she relaxed to continued her routine, sleeping!
Facts about lions:
- Lions do tiptoe when hunting. While on the prowl, their heels won’t touch the ground. Of course, the lionesses stalk silently. Their prey should not hear them.
- Female lions are the primary hunters. Only with larger prey, the male lions will help.
- Young lions start to help hunting when they are about one year of age.
- Lions sleep approximately 20 hours a day, especially after a meal.
- Undoubtedly, in the wild live not as many lions as we may think. Approximately 23,000 lions are roaming in the wild.
- Lions do climb trees as the leopards do.
The lion, Panthera Leo, is on the IUCN red list in the category of vulnerable animals.
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