A lion communicates through a range of sounds, behaviors and senses. For instance, a lion communicates its readiness to mate by releasing certain smells. These are picked up by other lions using the Jacobson's organ at the roof of each lion's mouth.Know More
A lion also communicates by using its sense of touch. A lion rubs its head against another lion's head as a greeting. Lions show affection and welcome by licking each other.
One of the major ways that a lion communicates is through vocalization. The lion is the only cat that roars. The roar has many purposes. The roar is a unique identifier for each lion. Lions often roar together, creating a sort of song. Besides promoting pride unity, the roar also warns other predators to stay away. The roar also serve to communicate an individual lion's position to the rest of the pride. This helps a mother with lion cubs to stay away from strange and harmful males.
Roaring is also an intimidation tactic between two lions. Along with this is the male's full mane of hair. It uses its mane to appear larger and more intimidating to other predators or lions that want to challenge its position in the pride.Learn more about Large Cats
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 >
Jaguars primarily communicate through grunting, with the number, volume and tone of the grunts each having a different meaning. The number of grunts vary between seven and 12 depending on the sex of the jaguar and, if female, whether or not she is in a fertile period.Full Answer >
Lions generally do not like water and avoid swimming unless it is necessary. Lions only enter water when they are hunting prey or when they must cross the water to get from one point to another.Full Answer >
Lions need an average of 11 to 15 pounds of meat per day, but they do not need to eat every day. If a lion makes a large kill, it may eat up to 66 pounds of meat at once and then not eat for several days.Full Answer >