Saturday, 7 March 2015

5 Fun Facts About Lions

Image result for lions1. ROOOOOAAAAAAAAAAR! Lions roar to communicate their position to other prides (as most refuse to buy a mobile phone. Although there are some fanatical lions that will queue outside an Apple shop for six days for the latest iPhone. Completely nuts if you ask me. Although, as they're lions, you'd think they would have no problems jumping the queue). And, did you know, a lion's roar is so loud it can be heard 4-5 miles away? Much like my grandmother's shouts for me to come inside for dinner when I was only in the back garden.

Image result for sleeping lion cubs2. Lions are lazy as heck. They can spend upwards of 20 hours a day sleeping, or relaxing with some popcorn watching the latest episodes of Game of Thrones and NCIS. Most of their activity, all 4 hours of it, is done at night when they have to walk to the local take-away and off-licence for food and beer. This is mostly at night as Lions have no sweat glands and prefer the cooler nights to the hotter days.

3. And lions have extraordinary night vision goggles, stolen from a special forces unit. They snuck up on the them by using their own extraordinary night vision. Their eyes are six times more sensitive to light than humans. This makes them highly skilled at ninja-attacks on Navy Seals, and hunting for food at night.

Image result for lion at night4. In fact, most of their hunting and gathering is done at night, and done by the females, not the males (a female lion is a lioness, by the way. I wasn't going to make that a separate fact. Much like the male lion, I'm pretty lazy. And, like them, I actually go out of my way to be lazy). The lioness' are pretty awesome. They work together as a pride, using their brains to work intelligently to catch their prey.

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5. Lions are as intelligent as the velociraptors in Jurassic Park. If you're in a safari park in your car, or actually on safari, then it'd be a sensible precaution to lock your doors.

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