Lion (Panthera leo persica)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Mammalia
Order : Carnivora
Family : Felidae
Genus : Panthera
Species : leo persica
Scientific name : Panthera leo persica
Important Facts
Head and body length of male 1.75 meters
Head and body length of female 1.47 meters
Weight of male 167 kg.
Weight of female 133.35 kg.
Life span 15 – 18 years
Sexual maturity in male 4 – 5 years
Sexual maturity in female 3 – 4 years
Gestation period 98 – 110 days
Inhabits in open dry forest of teak, palas, ber, thorny shrubs and bushes.
Restricted to the Gir forest in Gujarat.
Lions are very opportunistic eaters, and will take almost any prey ranging from small rodents to young rhinos, hippopotamus and elephants. The majority of its prey, however, is medium to large ungulates, most notably zebra, wildebeest, impala, warthog, hartebeest and waterbuck.
10 kg of Buffalo Calf Meat in the summer while in the winter 12 kg of Buffalo Calf Meat is provided. The meat is provided 6 days in a week.