African Lion In this section African Lion Blue Whale Giant Panda Mediterranean Monk Seal Mountain Gorilla Orange-Bellied Parrot Polar Bear Protected World Terms & Conditions Tiger HABITAT: AFRICA Lions are the only cats that live in groups, which are called prides. Lions can run for short distances at 50mph, leap as far as 36 feet and may sleep for up to 20 hours a day! A lion’s roar can be heard from as far as 5 miles away. Only male lions have manes, an impressive fringe of long hair that surrounds their heads. A good sign of a male lion’s age is the darkness of his man, the darker the mane, the older the lion. Click here to download the colouring sheet.