When it comes to well-known animals, few are as beloved as the king of the forest. Yet the lion life is not an easy one. While wild lions face certain dangers, the lifestyle of lion prides also bring important milestones associated with the lion life cycle. Wild lions reproduce approximately every two years, producing litters after a gestation period of days.
Throughout history, the African lion Panthera leo has represented courage and strength. The cat is easily recognized both by its roar and the male's mane. Lions, which live in groups called prides , are the most social cats. The size of a pride depends on food availability, but a typical group includes three males, a dozen females, and their cubs.
Nala is a featured article , which means it has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Disney Wiki community. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, please feel free to contribute. She is the lifelong best friend of Simba , prince of the Pride Lands. When the kingdom is taken over by Scar and his hyena henchmen , Nala rebels against their reign by assisting Simba in reclaiming the throne. She would later become Simba's queen and the mother of two cubs: Kiara and Kion.
They are also the only true social cats, living in prides that are based on a matriarchal social structure with females forming close, usually life-long bonds. Lion prides can comprise from around four to 40 members, of which more than half will be cubs or young adults, but the average size is about 15 lions. The pride usually consists of a few generations of related females, together with their cubs and one or more adults males who can defend the pride's territory and mate with the females. Each lion pride has a specific territory that it controls. The size of a territory can vary enormously, from 20 sq km to sq km, depending mainly on the concentration of available prey.