Lifespan:  10 to 14 years

Gestation:  100 days. 1-4 cubs are born. Cubs are hidden for 6 weeks. They start taking meat after 10 weeks. Females suckle their own and another’s cubs for up to 6 months.

Speed: Up to 80km at short bursts.

Apart from roaring, Lions communicate through scent-marking their surroundings and also facial expressions and posture.

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