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Do Lions Live In The Jungle If Not Why Do They Call Them King Of The Jungle?

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No, lions live primarily in Southern Africa, countries like South Africa, Botswana and Kenya etc. They live in the plains and mostly feed on gazelle like Impala, Springbok and Zebra etc. They are very good hunters, particularly the females who do most of the hunting, day and night! They can weigh up to 300 kilo's for a fully grown male lion. They are called the King of the jungle as they have always been the most recognised for hunting. They have been called this because of the stigma attached to them over the years.

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P. L. Persica, known as the Asiatic Lion or South Asian, Persian, or Indian Lion, once was widespread from Turkey, across Southwest Asia, to Pakistan, India, and even to Bangladesh. However, large prides and daylight activity made them easier to poach than tigers or leopards; now around 300 exist in and near the _Gir Forest_ of India. Genetic evidence suggests its ancestors split from the ancestors of subsaharan African lions between 74 and 203 thousand years ago.
P. L. Maculatus, known as the Marozi or Spotted lion, sometimes is believed to be a distinct subspecies, but may be an adult lion that has retained its juvenile spotted pattern. It has also been speculated that it retained its spots to camouflage it in the scrub forests it hunted.  If it was a subspecies in its own right, rather than a small number of aberrantly colored individuals, it has been considered extinct since 1931 although sightings of "maned leopards" continue to be reported to this day.
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No, this is a common misconception.  Lions live in the savanna and grassland, although they can also be found in scrub lands and lightly forested areas.
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Lions do not live in the jungle they live in the savanna. Tigers live in the jungles.lions and tigers would fight a lot and tigers are biger tigers are king of the jungle lions are king of the savanna and bears are king of the woods this is the truth get use to it.
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No they don't. . They live in the savannah of africa..
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Actually there are lions found not only in Africa, but they are also found in the JUNGLES of India so they do live in the jungles there.
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No lions don't live in the jungle. They are called king of the jungle to show that they are at the top of the food chain in the Savanna
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Lol lions do not live in the jungle they live in grasslands mostly found in Africa I'm from Africa too >
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Lions do not live in the jungle in Africa. However they are found in India in the Gir forests.  The term lions as kings of the jungle was obtained during the time they were plenty even found near the southern borders of Europe and northeast Africa. They were found in Persia, present Iraq!!! Just cause we decimated their population doesn't mean they have to lose their name.
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The fact that this question has been asked speaks volumes of the situation the original, once-proud king of the jungles finds himself in. In today's world, the most obvious place you would go to see a lion would be the zoo or a wildlife sanctuary.  

The lion is a native of the jungle, and one of the toughest predators. But for all its toughness, it is no match for the guile and greed and recklessness of man, and over the years lions were killed by hunters as bounty. This led to the rescue missions that tried to ensure the safety of these animals and prevent them from being extinct by placing them in protected and secure habitats where they would not be victims of man's blood lust. If you go to Africa and some parts of Asia, you will still find lions in the jungle. A large swathe of these jungles have been declared protected areas to prevent poaching and wanton killing of these animals.  

If you are from the West, where the lion is not a native animal, there are strong chances that the zoo and the sanctuary are the only likely places where you would ever see these magnificent creatures.
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Daisy's answers is actually incorrect.

The Lions natural habitat has always been the savanna and grassland. And occasionally they may venture into the bush or forest. That's where you will find them today in Africa and some parts of Asia. Going back in history, you'll find that has always been the case.

The confusion comes from early explorers who referred to Africa as a vast jungle. Hence why the lion inherited the title; king of the jungle. However, technically Africa is made up of dense forest, not jungle.
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Because all of its hair around its head its called a crown because it look like a crown
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Yes even Theo I'm 8 years old my ecosystem in school  is the jungle and in every jungle book  I read it said that lions live in the  jungle.
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Yeah kids books are wrong, i'm an african lived there 19yrs of my life and lions live in the savanna! NOT THE WET JUNGLE WHERE THEY CANT HUNT! Read proper books son!

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