Question No. 3: Why the lion is called the 'king of the animals'?

 

The king of the African Savana

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The lion's mane (the hair around its neck and head) gives it a somewhat "royal look"…


Add to this a mighty roar, which can be heard from 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) away, and you can understand why man has always admired and respected this magnificent animal, and used it as a symbol of power, courage and nobility on family crests, coats of arms and national flags in many civilizations.

 

Did you know? Although it is known as the 'king of the animals', the lion is not the largest of the cats - The tiger is bigger (especially the Siberian Tiger, which can be twice heavier than a lion)! 

 

 

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