Which child does not dream of one day experiencing a safari in Africa? Or to drive through a safari park by car? Children love stories of wild animals. Here you can print out more pictures of the lion. Afterward, color them with your pens.
No other animal has as much respect from man as the lion. The impressive cat of prey stands for power, beauty, endurance, and pride. And yet the lion is in massive danger, especially from human intervention.
Lion Coloring Pages
The lion belongs to the cat family. Its weight reaches 275 kg, and its length is 3-3.5 m. He is one of the largest predators on the African continent, which still causes fear to humans. The lion paid a high price for its reputation as a fierce predator and was exterminated in many former habitats.
What seems inconceivable is already a reality in some regions of Africa: the lions are acutely threatened! In the past, the second-largest feline predator on earth was even at home in southern Europe and the Balkans.
Lion Coloring Pages
In ancient times, the lion’s habitat was much more extensive than the present. Asian lions were found in some southern European countries and throughout the Middle East as far as India. The African lion lived in Africa, except in the Sahara desert.
Another subspecies of lion lived in North America (the American lion). But the constant extermination and destruction of natural habitat by humans led to the fact that until the end of the twentieth century, the Asian species was almost exterminated, and the range of the African lion remained only in tropical Africa.
In Asia, it lives in the same state of India, Gujarat. Indian lions live in shrub forests mixed with dry sand shrouds. In total, there are 523 Asian lions left in nature. The subspecies is on the verge of extinction.
The African Lion is distributed in Burkina Faso, Namibia, Ethiopia, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Zaire, Nigeria, Zambia.
The largest population of African lions lives in Burkina Faso, with about 850-1650 individuals. In Africa, there are approximately 30-35 thousand lions in the wild, which is half as less than in 1970, which gives grounds to consider them an endangered species.
Most often, an African lion is found in the savannah territories with rarely growing acacia and bushes, where the animal can shelter from the scorching sun and raise their offspring.