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African Lion Facts
- The African Lion lives in savannas throughout African countries such as Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Kenya.
- Loud Roar: A lions roar can be heard for over 8km.
- Lions can leap up to 12m.
- Speed: Lions can run up to 60km/hr.
- Manes: A lion’s large, healthy, mane says two key things: ‘stay away’ to other males, and ‘come here’ to females.
- Jacobson’s Organ: Lions and other cats (including your domestic cat) have an extraordinary organ in the roof of their mouths, called the Jacobson's organ, which allows them to "taste" smells.