African Lion Facts

Fact about African lion
The numbers of African lions are sadly on a rapid decline. These vulnerable species face constant threat due to loss of habitat and poaching. Here are some interesting facts about African lions, and why they are still such a majestic lot, even today.
Scientific Name: Panthera leo
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years in the wild, 20 – 25 years in captivity
Status: Vulnerable

Fondly known as the ‘king of the jungle’, lions are the only cats to live in groups, which are called prides. Here, we’ll look at all the interesting facts related to the African lion.