A baby lion is called a cub. A mother is a lioness, and a father a lion. All live in a social group called a pride, which consists of about 25 members.
After 100 to 119 days of gestation, litters of two to four cubs are born. The cubs are blind for three to four weeks and are born covered with light, spotted fur. Several factors contribute to high cub mortality, including extremely painful teething and starvation, because once the cubs are weaned, they feed last. Cubs begin to hunt with adults at one year, and they are sexually mature at age two.Learn More
A baby Siberian tiger weighs approximately 2 pounds. After a gestation period of three to four months, females give birth to litters of up to five cubs. They are born blind and rely on their mothers for the first 18 months of life.Full Answer >
Mountain lion and cougar are interchangeable terms for the same animal, which is known to scientists as Puma concolor. Many other common names are also applied to these cats, such as puma and panther. Historically, mountain lions were found in areas ranging from Canada to Argentina, but they have been extirpated in most of these areas and are currently only present in remote, mountainous regions.Full Answer >
Cheetahs are very good mothers, caring for their young until the cubs reach maturity, usually between ages 2 and 3. Cheetahs are ordinarily solitary animals, preferring to venture about on their own unless caring for cubs.Full Answer >
Tigers do not hibernate. However, they spend much of their time sleeping. They can clock up to 16 hours of sleep per day, meaning they can spend about 66 percent of their time asleep.Full Answer >