Southwest African Lion Facts

southwest african lion facts for kids

The Southwest African lion (Panthera leo melanochaita) is also called Katanga lion. Einar Lonnberg was the first person who described the Southwest African lion in 1914.

Adult males measure 2.50–3.10 m (8.2–10.2 ft) while females average 2.30–2.65 m (7.5–8.7 ft) in body length.

Southwest African lions southwest african lion facts for kidshave a shoulder height of 0.9–1.2 m (3.0–3.9 ft).

The lion lives in northern Botswana, Congo, Angola, and Namibia.

Southwest African lions preyed on blue wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelles, buffaloes, gemsbok, zebras, giraffes, kobs, impalas.

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