Good morning to everyone in this room. I’d like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about the lion. The carnivorous lion is a member of the cat family. They roam freely in the forests and may be found in Gujarat, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. The males’ abundant neck hair, known as a mane, makes it easy to distinguish between men and females.
Among the large cats, lions are the sole sociable species. They live in groups called “prides,” which are made up of a dominant male among several males, numerous females, and their pups. Lions hunt in packs and employ cunning tactics to corner and capture their prey. The pride’s male members only contribute when necessary; the females hunt mostly.
The males are ferociously territorial and yell loudly to scare away other males and predators. These roars may be heard up to 8 kilometers distant. Males outnumber females in size and strength by a wide margin. The typical guy is above 250 kg in weight and stands 4 feet tall at the shoulder. Until they are old enough to survive on their own, the lionesses tend to their pups.
Lions have experienced habitat degradation and hunting, despite formerly being in great numbers. In the wild, lions may live up to 16 to 20 years, while in captivity they only reach a lifespan of roughly 10 years. The lion population is on the decline, but lion reserves in Africa, where some are reared for conservation, have shown promise. To stop the slaughter of these magnificent animals, we must act to stop deforestation and poaching. Thank you.