What Is the Taxonomy of a Lion?

Lions are a member of the Animalia kingdom and the phylum Chordata. They are in the Mammalia class, the order Carnivora and the genus Panthera. The scientific name for a lion is Panthera Leo.

Lions are remarkable animals. A lion's eyesight is five times better than a human's and lions can hear prey from up to one mile away. The average lifespan of a lion is 13 years but the oldest lion on record lived to be 29 years old.

The females in the pride are in charge of the hunting, but it is the male who eats first. When a male joins a lion pride, he kills all the other cubs. This is to ensure all offspring are his.