Lions are capable of climbing trees, though it is uncommon for them to climb unless they have a reason to do so. Several national parks in African countries are famous for housing rare tree-climbing lion populations.Know More
It is speculated that lions climb trees to escape muggy temperatures on the ground, as higher elevations experience more breeze. Lions also climb trees to avoid bug bites and to stalk prey from greater distances.
As of 2014, national parks where lions are known for climbing trees include Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and Lake Manyara National Park, also in Tanzania.Learn More
Most tiger subspecies can climb trees. However, their large size and weight, in addition to their paws, which evolved for long-distance travelling and bringing down large prey, prevent tigers from being as proficient at climbing trees as many other big cat species, such as the leopard.Full Answer >
When hunting, both lions and tigers tend to kill their prey by grasping it around the throat until it dies of strangulation, and both species give birth to about two to four cubs per litter. Lions and tigers belong to the same genus, Panthera, and the same family, Felidae.Full Answer >
Lions can run up to a top speed of around 37 mph, which is 10 mph faster than the fastest human runners. Lions cannot maintain this pace for more than 300 to 600 feet because of their large size.Full Answer >
There are many differences between lions and tigers, including coat differences and different habitats. Lions and tigers are also different sizes, and raise their young differently.Full Answer >