As of 2014, there are less than 21,000 African lions in the wild. The lion population has been reduced by 50 percent since the 1950s.Know More
Lions used to live throughout most of Africa. Now they are only found in the southern part of the Sahara desert and areas of eastern and southern Africa.
Lions live in large groups, called prides. Prides include up to three male lions, a dozen or so female lions, and their offspring. They are the only member of the cat family to live in groups.
Lions were also once found in Greece, the Middle East and northern India. The African lion's protection status is classified as Vulnerable.Learn More
Bengal tigers typically live for 10 to 16 years, depending on whether they are living in the wild or in captivity. Captive tigers live longer, as they are protected from many natural threats and provided a steady supply of food and medical care.Full Answer >
Tigers are carnivores, which means their diet consists almost entirely of meat. Not only is the tiger the largest member of the cat family, it is also the largest carnivorous mammal that resides on land.Full Answer >
Two subspecies of tigers primarily live in a rainforest habitat: the Sumatran tiger and the Bengal tiger. Tigers live in a wide range of habitats, but most species prefer locations with dense vegetation, including rainforests.Full Answer >
Mountain lions, which are also called pumas, panthers and cougars, are large cats that reach about 8 feet in length (including the tail) and weigh about 260 pounds. Males are larger than females. Their coat is short and coarse to help protect them from injury and insulate them from cold temperatures. Mountain lions vary in color from dark yellow to yellow-gray dorsally, while their ventral surface is usually white.Full Answer >