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tommy rospide lions presentation

  1. 1. L I O N S A presentation by Tommy Rospide Diharce
  2. 2. FACT SHEET Type: Mammal. Diet: Carnivore. Habitat: Savannah. Group Name: Pride. Size: 1.6 to 2.30 Mts. (Including Tail) Weight: 120 to 191 kg. Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years.
  3. 3. WHERE DO THEY LIVE? 1.4 to 2 mts
  4. 4. WHERE DO THEY LIVE? 1.4 to 2 mts In Open Woodlands In Shrubs In Grasslands
  5. 5. WHAT DO THEY EAT? Antelopes Buffaloes Zebras Crocodiles Giraffes Rhinos
  6. 6. ROLES IN THE PRIDE 1.4 to 2 mts THE MALE LIONS How? › Roaring. › Marking with urine. › Chasing off intruders. They guard their territory and cubs.
  8. 8. ROLES IN THE PRIDE 1.4 to 2 mts THE FEMALE LIONS (Lionesses) Why? › They are smaller. › They are more agile. They are primary hunters.
  9. 9. ROLES IN THE PRIDE 1.4 to 2 mts How? Teamwork! › They form a semicircle. › The smaller and weaker herd the prey towards the centre. › The stronger females knock the animal down and make the kill.
  10. 10. ROLES IN THE PRIDE 1.4 to 2 mts
  11. 11. WHAT DO THEY LIKE? 1.4 to 2 mts They are the LAZIEST of big cats! › They spend 16 to 20 hours sleeping or resting. › They like rubbing their heads. › They like lying on their backs with their feet up. › They like taking a snooze up in a tree.
  12. 12. WHAT DO THEY LIKE? 1.4 to 2 mts
  13. 13. WHAT ARE THEY SCARE OF? 1.4 to 2 mts › Habitat Loss. › Human Hunters. › Diseases. The population of African Lions is almost 50% less in the past 20 years. This is because:
  14. 14. TEETH 1.4 to 2 mtsLions have three types of teeth: 1. Incisors: the smallest teeth at the front of the mouth. They are used for gripping and tearing meat. 2. Canines: the four largest teeth (either side of the incisors). They are used to rip skin and tear away meat. 3. Carnassial: the sharpest teeth at the back of the mouth, act like a pair of scissors to cut meat.
  15. 15. TEETH 1.4 to 2 mts Lions can open their jaws to up 10½ centimeters wide, giving them one of the animal kingdom’s biggest bites!
  16. 16. PAWS AND CLAWS 1.4 to 2 mts› They have 5 toes on the front paws and 4 on the back. › Lions have retractable claws. This means that they can be stretched out and then drawn back inside again under the fur where they are hidden. › They can grow up to 38 millimetres in length and are very strong and sharp.
  17. 17. PAWS AND CLAWS 1.4 to 2 mtsLions sharpen their claws by scratching trees to keep them extra pointy!
  18. 18. TOUNGE 1.4 to 2 mts › A lion’s tongue is as rough as sandpaper. › It is covered in tiny spines, called papillae, which face backwards and are used to scrape meat from bones and dirt from fur.
  19. 19. TOUNGE 1.4 to 2 mts The lion´s tongue is so rough that if a lion licked the back of your hand only a few times, you would be left without any skin!
  20. 20. FUR 1.4 to 2 mts › Lion cubs are born with a greyish wooly coat, with dark spots covering most of the back, legs and face. These spots act as camouflage. › As the cubs get older, their fur gradually begins to turn thicker and more golden in colour.
  21. 21. FUR 1.4 to 2 mts
  22. 22. THE MANE 1.4 to 2 mts › At around 12 to 14 months old, male cubs begin to grow longer hair around their chests and necks. › The mane continues to gets longer and darker with age. › The length and darkness of a lion’s mane is affected by where it lives. › Nobody really knows why a male lion grows a mane.
  23. 23. FUR 1.4 to 2 mtsA male lion's mane protects it when it fights.
  24. 24. WHISKERS 1.4 to 2 mts › Very sensitive hairs on the face, close to the nose, which are used to help them feel the things around them. › Each whisker has a black spot at its root. The pattern that these spots make is different for every lion; just as our own fingerprints are different from everyone else’s.
  25. 25. WHISKERS 1.4 to 2 mts Because no two lions have the same pattern, it is possible for researchers to tell them apart in the wild.
  26. 26. TAIL 1.4 to 2 mts › A lion has a long tail which helps it to balance. › A lion’s tail has a black tassel at the end. › This can be used to lead other lions through long grass. Females raise their tail to give a 'follow me' signal to their cubs and also use it to communicate with each other when hunting prey. › A lion’s tail also is a good sign of how it is feeling.
  27. 27. TAIL 1.4 to 2 mts By flicking its tail, a lion can warn others to stay away because it is in a bad mood.
  28. 28. EYES 1.4 to 2 mts › Lion cubs are born blind and don’t begin to open their eyes until around three to four days old. › Lion’s eyes are quite large with round pupils that are three times as big as a human’s. › A second eyelid, helps to clean and protect the eye. › At night, a reflective coating on the back of the eye helps to reflect moonlight.
  29. 29. EYES 1.4 to 2 mts Lions can’t move their eyes from side to side very well, so have to move their whole head when they want to look in different directions.
  30. 30. SENSE OF SMELL 1.4 to 2 mts › If you ever see a picture of a lion curling up its top lip and pulling a funny face, the chances are it’s using something called its Jacobson’s organ. › By showing their teeth and sticking out their tongues, lions are able to catch hold of a smell to work out if it’s coming from something worth eating.
  31. 31. SENSE OF SMELL 1.4 to 2 mts Jacobson´s organ is a small area in the roof of the mouth that allows a lion to ‘taste’ smells in the air.
  32. 32. SENSE OF HEARING 1.4 to 2 mts › Lions have good sense of hearing. › They are able to hear their prey from a mile way.
  33. 33. SENSE OF HEARING 1.4 to 2 mts They can turn their ears in different directions to listen to sounds all around them
  34. 34. That´s all folks! Thank you!