Lion

No. 111289

by Safari Ltd
$14.99

Behold, the king of the jungle! Lions are the second largest of the big cats, with the largest being tigers. Endemic to Africa and India, lions are the quintessential animal of the Sub-Saharan. Iconic for their flowing manes, they are one of the most popular cultural symbols worldwide.

  • Scientific Name: Panthera leo
  • Characteristics: Complete with its illustrious dark brown mane representative of a male lion, this figurine depicts the royal demeanor only suitable for a king. If you saw one of these animals in person, you might get to hear the mighty roar that this model is preparing to bellow.
  • Size and Color: 9.5 inches long and 5.25 inches tall, this lion figurine stands a touch taller than a soda can and an inch and a half longer than the width of a legal-sized piece of paper. He may not have a pride of his own, but this lion will still flaunt his huge mane and gorgeous sand-colored fur wherever you put him.
  • The Lion is part of the Wildlife Wonders™ collection.

  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.

Product Description

History:

Featured in cultures and folklore from all around the world, lions are often used to symbolize might, power, and nobility. Despite these representations, lions, like almost all other large cats, are considered vulnerable on the conservation status spectrum. While reservations and preserves have been established to try and protect the remaining lion population, it's estimated that their numbers are dwindling by as much as 50% every 20 years.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 24 L x 7 W x 13.5 H
NAME: Lion (Panthera leo) CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Carnivora FAMILY: Felidae LENGTH: Up to 11.5 ft including tail WEIGHT: Up to 550 lbs HABITAT: Savanna and open forests of much of sub-Sahara Africa, and the Gir Forest of India As social animals, lions live in groups called "prides" across Africa and Asia that follow a strong hierarchy, lead by one dominant male. Females are responsible for hunting and instructing young cubs, giving birth to up to six cubs at a time. As excellent predators, they attain speeds of 36 miles per hour (58 km/h) over short distances.
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