Lions have amber-colored eyes. The Feline Conservation Federation notes that even white lions, whose fur lacks the typical lion's pigment, have a pale amber eye color.Continue Reading
Because lions are nocturnal, their eyes are designed to enhance night vision. The eye's anatomical structure is responsible for the eye shine, or bright glow, that is visible when a light is shined at it during the night. The color of this eye shine often takes on a red or gold hue, but the precise color varies with the angle at which the lion is viewed.
The colorful eye shine results from a layer of cells located behind the lion's retinas. The reflective quality of these cells helps the lion's eyes absorb more light, thereby increasing the lion's night vision.Learn more about Large Cats
Adult lions can grow to be 6 to 8 feet tall. Male lions are slightly larger than the females who typically grow to heights of 5 to 6 feet.Full Answer >
The average gestation period, or the length of pregnancy, of a lion is 108 days. The exact number of days vary, as some give birth after 105 days, and others carry their babies up to 115 days.Full Answer >
A male lion is simply called a lion. Female lions are referred to as lionesses, and young lions are cubs. A group of lions is called a pride.Full Answer >
The largest lion ever recorded was an African lion that weighed over 800 pounds. African lions grow larger than the Asiatic species and the longest African lion ever recorded was 11 feet long from nose to tail.Full Answer >