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- Lions run at a rate of 50 mph (81 kmph).

- Females will often stay with the pride their entire life.

- After eating, a thirsty lion may drink for as long as 20 minutes.

- Lions rarely eat an entire kill. Hyenas and vultures finish the rest.

- A lioness can run as fast as 35 mph for short distances.

- A female lion is called a "Lioness".

- It may take up to 4 hours for a pride of lions to finish eating.

- A lion's body temperature ranges from 100.5 to 102.5 degrees F. (38.05 - 39.16 degrees C.)