When you hear the name lions, you think of a large brown animal that lives in the wild with lots of strong hair on its head with massive jaws and claws.
You don’t know that these lions have different traits and features, so in today’s article, we will be looking for a list of the most unique lions in the world.
Only two black lions are known worldwide due to hunting, and they are nearing extinction. Although they were never captured in motion, they are majestic, as you can see from the image below. They were first captured in 2012.
South West African Lion
It is one of the largest lion species in the world, with the males measuring between 8.2 and 10.5 feet while the females are 7.5 to 8.5 feet tall. In terms of weight, the male weighs between 100 and 242 kilograms
While females weigh from 105 to 170 kg.
Also known as Panthera Leo Nubica, mainly found in the eastern parts of Africa, they have longer legs with slightly arched backs than any other lion species in the world. Their males range in height from 8.2 to 9.8 feet, while their female counterparts range from 7.5 to 8.5 feet.
West African Lion
Also known as Panthera leo senegalensis, they are found along with Senegal and inhabits the Republic of Senegal in Central Africa. They are the smallest of the sub-Saharan lions and are found only in Nikola Koba national park. They are about to become extinct, with only 50 left due to hunting.
Called Addis Ababa, aka Panthera Leo Russevelti, they are slightly darker and have a smaller body. Most of them are living in captivity
Found in South Africa, they were first sighted in 1975 and even had the highest mortality rates as their skin colour makes them difficult to hunt. Although their exact numbers have yet to be determined, the last assessment only included 300 white lions, and it was conducted in 2004.