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Nice Kitty! Please Don’t Eat Me!

A lion is a cat… a large cat… a very large cat… a VERY very large cat that will eat and disembowel you when you treat it with disrespect.

ENOUGH! ENOUGH WITH THE BASICS! Let’s get scientific! MUAHAHAHAHA! (cough)  (Kids crying) Now click the Continue Reading button to read more about this VERY VERY very large and fearsome cat.

It’s not too late to turn back you know. I am glad that you decided to enter the lion’s lair. MUAHAHAHA! (kids saying “lame”) HEY! I heard that! Now lets continue shall we?

A lion is a species in the family Felidae and a member of the genus Panthera. (kids moaning with boredom) You guys are bored eh? I’ll ask you a question. Did you know that the lion is called chinthe in Burma? It is elementary really… BUT did you know that statues of chinthes can be seen at pagoda entrances and in front of Burmese temples?


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By Rockrangoon – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19251591


The picture above contains two leogryphs in front of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. (one kid saying “I thought those were dragons.”) THEY AREN’T DRAGONS! They are half lion and half… something else.

 

Lions like to eat:

meat

MEAT

MEAT

 

We like to eat:

Vegetables

Meat

Pizza?

 

Lions love savannas and grasslands so WATCH OUT when you’re there. MUAHAHAHA! (one kid saying “Enough with the evil laugh.”) FINE!

Here are some ‘Fun’ Facts about Lions Below.

  • Lions can travel up to 80km/h in short bursts.
  • Lions are carnivorous (obviously).
  • Lions can cross-breed with Tigers and Leopards.
  • Lions like to hunt in groups (which is not good if you’re their main course).
  • Lions evolved in Africa.
  • Lions can live from 10 – 14 years.

 

DID YOU KNOW? Lions’ manes darken as they age.

So that is it for our very ‘educational’ lesson. Hope you had a fun time learning about this kids and remember to visit again in another session! (kids yelling “Never!”)

 

SIMBA SAMBA!

Digital illustration by AKK JR.

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