Do you like animals? Animals are the main characters in most stories and movies that children read or watch, so it’s no wonder that little ones are so fascinated by them. Here, you can print and color the great lion coloring pictures.
The lion is part of the felid family in the genus Panthera. It is a carnivorous mammal that currently inhabits the regions of North Africa and Asia and is represented by two geographically differentiated subspecies.
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After the tiger, it is the second-largest cat (except for hybrid cats) weighing up to 200 kg or a little more, although the standard weight remains between 120 and 190 kg. The head-body length, although variable, is usually between 1.70 and 2.10 meters. The Asian lion is slightly smaller than the African lion.
There is a marked difference between the male and the female, as the former has a striking and luxuriant mane. The length and color of the hair depending on age, physical wear, genetics, and hormones.
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The body of the lion is muscular and is accompanied by a large head with a short, wide snout, from which its long, sharp canines and whiskers or vibrissae, essential for guiding them in the dark, protrude.
Its legs are extensive and very strong, designed for high resistance catches, but not for long runs. With their retractable claws, they penetrate the skin of their prey.
Some specimens do not have the warm colors of the common felines. The white lion arose from a genetic disorder called leucism, where the skin is paler, and its coat grows creamy. It should be clarified that it is not a different species; it is merely equivalent to a problem of albinism in humans.
Many years ago, it was on American soil, but today, it is limited to only two continents. In Africa, they are found in savannahs, grasslands, scrublands, semi-deserts, and herbaceous areas, while in Asia, they are mostly seen in dry deciduous forests.
They do not live in the forest, despite being known as the “kings” of such an ecosystem.
It’s mainly the females that go out hunting for members of their group. The lion will always be the first to eat, and what’s left will be consumed by the lionesses.
They hunt large animals like zebras, buffalo, impalas, wildebeests, rarely giraffes, rodents, and reptiles. They can kill hyenas, leopards, and domestic animals from nearby villages.