In zoos, it’s the big cats that draw the most people.
To have the “lion’s share” means to have it all ... a lion doesn’t leave anything behind, not on purpose.
The first coins ever minted featured face-to-face heads of a bull and a lion. They were minted in about 640 B.C. in Lydia (part of what’s now Turkey).
Lions near Lake Manyara in Tanzania climb trees ... to get above the flies. They’re the only lions that do that.
No animal can make a louder noise than the lion.
Deer panic at the sniff of lion manure. Genetic memory, evidently. If you can find some for your garden, the deer won’t come near it.
Male lions don’t hunt for food ... or at least not for most of it. Female lions do nine-tenths of the hunting.
A narrow definition of the term “big cats” includes five members of the genus Panthera: the tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, and snow leopard. A more expansive definition additionally includes the cougar and cheetah.