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African Lion Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

African Lion trivia quiz with answers about the big cats

 

African Lion Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

The lion, also known as the African lion, is one of the five what?
A: Big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae.

With some males exceeding 550 pounds in weight, lions are the second-largest living cat after the what?
A: Tiger.

Where do wild lions currently exist?
A: In sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia.

Until about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread what?
A: Large land mammal after humans.

How long do lions live for?
A:  10–14 years in the wild.

How long can lions live while in captivity?
A: They can live longer than 20 years.

In the wild, males seldom live longer than how long in the wild?
A: 10 years.

 

Lions typically inhabit savanna and grassland, although they may take to what?
A: Bush and forest.

Lions are unusually social compared to what?
A: Other cats.

A pride of lions consists of related females and offspring and a small number of what?
A: Adult males.

 Sleeping mainly during the day, lions are primarily what?
A: Nocturnal.

The male lion is easily recognized by its what?
A: Mane.

The lions face is one of the most widely recognized animal symbols in what?
A: Human culture.

The lion's name, similar in many Romance languages, is derived from what Latin word?
A:  Leo.

 

What are the lion's closest relatives?
A: The tiger, the jaguar, and the leopard.

Lions appeared in the fossil record in Europe for the first time how long ago?
A:  700,000 years.

How long ago did Lions die out in northern Eurasia?
A: At the end of the last glaciation, about 10,000 years ago.

A recent study revealed lions from western and central Africa differ genetically with lions from where?
A: Southern or eastern Africa.

According to this study, Western African lions are more closely related to Asian lions than to what?
A: South or East African lions.

The majority of lions kept in zoos are hybrids of what?
A: Different subspecies.

What percentage of the captive lions registered by the International Species Information System are of unknown origin?
A: Approximately 77%.

 

The Barbary lion originally ranged from Morocco to where?
A:  Egypt.

The Barbary lion is extinct in the wild due to what?
A: Excessive hunting.

The last wild Barbary lion was killed in Morocco in what year?
A: 1942.

The Barbary lion was one of the largest of the lion subspecies with reported lengths of up to how long?
10.8 feet.

Where is the cat known as the West African lion found?
A: In western Africa, from Senegal to the Central African Republic.

Where can one find the big cat known as the northeast Congo Lion?
A: It is found in the northeastern parts of the Congo.

The East African or Masai lion is found where?
A: In East Africa, from Ethiopia and Kenya to Tanzania and Mozambique.

The Cape lion, became extinct in the wild around what year?
A: 1860.

 

Lions have been known to breed with tigers, creating hybrids called what?
A: Ligers and tiglons (or tigons).

Ligers are much bigger than normal lions, typically 12.0 feet in length, and can weigh up to how much?
A: 1,100 pounds.

Lions have also have been crossed with leopards to produce what?
A: Leopons.

Lion and jaguars produce what?
A: Jaglions.