A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away!
In case you’re looking for a mascot for your new heavy metal band, let me tell you that in average conditions, an adult lion’s roar can carry up to 5 miles or 8 kilometers in all directions. This is because they’re vocal chords contain a thick layer of fat that allows them to make that hard and heavy sound by protecting their repertory system.
Lions use their roars to strike fear into the hearts of their prey, so that they cannot “think” properly and the lion can attack with ease. This far-reaching roar pulls in tourists from all over the world. However, lions have still become extinct from 26 countries which they used to inhabit and their range has decreased more than 80%.
Their top threat is conflicts with humans hunting livestock or trophy hunting. To find out how you can keep the King of the Jungle’s voice from being silenced forever, check out the source!