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Asiatic Lion Facts

Asiatic Lion, known scientifically as Panthera Leo persica, is a subspecies of the lion found only in the Indian subcontinent. Even in India, the natural habitat of Asiatic lions has been restricted to Gir National Park of Gujarat, though the animal is found in other national parks of the country also. The royal animal is also known as the Indian Lion and has a population of somewhere around 350. Asiatic Lion has also been depicted on the National Emblem of India. Given below are some fast facts on the Asiatic Lion. Read on to get know interesting facts about Indian Lions.

Kingdom: Animalia
Scientific name: Panthera Leo persica
Class: Mammalia
Family: Felidae
Species: P. Leo
Subspecies: P. l. persica
Typical Diet: Deer, antelope, wild boar, buffalo
Length (head and body): Male: 1.7 m to 2.5 m
Female: 1.4 m to 1.75 m
Length (tail): 70 cm to 105 cm
Weight: Male: Approximately 150 kg to 250 kg
Female: Approximately 120 kg to 180 kg
Shoulder Height: Male: 1 m to 1.23 m
Female: 80 cm to 107 cm
Lifespan: 16 to 18 years
Age of Maturity: Male: 5 years
Female: 4 years
Mating Season: All year round
Gestation Period: 100 days to 119 days
Birth Interval: 18 months to 26 months
Number of Offspring: 3 to 4