Lion Facts for Kids

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Join Albert as he explores amazing lion facts for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Click on the images to hear silly sounds and then read about fun lion facts like what do lions look like?, what sound do lions make?, how big are lions?, what do lions eat?, where do lions live?, and more fun facts about lions for kids!

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What do lions look like?

Lions are the second largest cat in the world (only tigers are bigger). Lions are mammals, warm-blooded animals that have fur or hair and feed their babies milk. Male lions have thick fur around their necks called a mane.

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What sound do lions make?

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Lions make many different sounds like roaring, snarling and growling. They even meow and purr like house cats!

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How big are lions?

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The biggest lions can grow up to 9 to 10 feet (3 meters) long from head to tail! That’s longer than a large sofa!

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What do lions eat?

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Lions are carnivores, or meat eaters. They hunt large animals like deer, zebras, hogs, wildebeest, buffaloes, and goats. If they are really hungry they will even eat smaller animals like mice and birds.

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Where do lions live?

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Lions live in open areas like grasslands (sometimes called savannah) or in open woodland.

More fun facts about lions for kids

  • A lion’s roar can be heard 5 miles (8 kilometers) away!
  • Lions usually roar at night.
  • Lions live in groups called prides.
  • Female lions do most of the hunting, while male lions protect the pride.
  • There are 2 types of lions, African and Asian.
  • African lions live in different countries in Central and West Africa, while Asian lions are only found in India.
  • Asian lions tend to be slightly smaller, have smaller manes, shaggier fur, furrier elbows, and longer tassels on the end of their tails, than African lions.

Sources: Wikipedia, Live Science, Creative Commons, and

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Alphabetical list of animals that start with L

A full alphabetical list of popular animal names that begin with the letter L for toddlers and preschool kids.

  1. Ladybug/Ladybird
  2. Langur
  3. Leafcutter Ant
  4. Leatherback Sea Turtle
  5. Leech
  6. Lemming
  7. Lemur
  8. Leopard
  9. Leopard Seal
  10. Liger
  11. Limpet
  12. Lion
  13. Lionfish
  14. Lizard
  15. Llama
  16. Lobster
  17. Locust
  18. Lorikeet
  19. Loris
  20. Lungfish
  21. Lynx

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