Asian lion

Asian lion

Scientific name
Panthera leo persica
Order
mammals
Family
Social Structure
Activity
Food
Dangers
תוכנית שימור בגן
conservasion status
CR
Extinct
EX
Extinct in the Wild
EW
Critically endangered
CR
Endangered
EN
Vulnerable
VU
Near Threatened
NT
least Concern
LC
Deficient Data
DD
In the Bible

"The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God." Psalms 104:21

Weight
KG
190
-
110
Life Expectancy
years
18
Interesting To Know
  • Most people consider lions to be animals that symbolize the vast savannahs of Africa, but this belief stems from the fact that lions were hunted nearly to extinction everywhere else. As recently as 2000 years ago, lions were still thriving in south-west Asia, ranging from Turkey to central India, and even reached the Balkan region of Europe. These are the Asian lions. Asian lions diverged from their African relatives about 100,000 years ago. In spite of the long period in which African (Panthera leo leo) and Asian (Panthera leo persica) lions were separate, these are considered sub-species, not separate species.

Photo: Menahem Kahana

Endangered status
cr
Worldwide
ew
Israel
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