How Long Can A Lion Live?

Lions are large, gracious and very dangerous animals. They are widely known for their loud roar, excellent eyesight and hearing ability.

Lions live in wild areas of sub-Saharan Africa, and some small number of lions live in India. In captivity, they live in zoos or participate in circus performances.

The scientists say that lions usually live longer in captivity comparing to the expected lifespan of lion in the wild. It can be explained by the fact that living in captivity is linked to considerably less danger for this animals.

It is estimated that in the wild, African and Asian lions live only 18-20 years.

At the same time, in captivity lions can live up to 28-30 years.

The oldest recorded lifespan of lion is reported to be 29 years.

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