As of 2014, there are approximately 23,000 lions in the world. Lions live primarily in open grassland and woodland areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Lions are susceptible to extinction as they continue to lose their natural habitats.Know More
Lions are not susceptible to attacks by predators when with their packs. However, when alone, they are sometimes vulnerable to attacks by groups of hyenas. Humans have hunted lions as trophies and have killed them when they posed a threat to farm animals.
Lions can weigh up to 550 pounds and can reach a top speed of 35 miles per hour. They live up to 15 years and reach sexual maturity in 2 to 3 years.Learn more about Large Cats
Lions sleep up to 20 hours a day. They spend the remainder of their time hunting, socializing, mating and grooming. They are most likely to be active in the late afternoon and at night.Full Answer >
There are approximately 15,000 jaguars left in the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund. People are starting to protect jaguars by creating protected national parks where the jaguars can hopefully live and reproduce in peace.Full Answer >
As of 2014, it is estimated that roughly 250,000 leopards are left in the world. Leopards are no longer present in approximately 40 percent of their historic habitats in Africa and 50 percent of their historic range in Asia.Full Answer >
As of 2014, there are only about 60 king cheetahs in the world. Fewer than 10 are believed to exist in the wild, as the others are all in captivity. Most captive king cheetahs were bred at the De Wildt Cheetah Centre in South Africa.Full Answer >