I recently spent several hours in the dentist chair. While that is never a pleasant thing, I learned some fascinating information. A TV above my head ran a continuous loop of Trivia Facts. Did you know that Lobsters have green blood?? Neither did I.
But, the one trivia fact that captured my attention was this: Did you know that the male lion sleeps an average of 18 to 20 hours a day?
That means he is only active between 4 to 6 hours in a twenty-four hour time period.
And, in that 4 to 6 hours per day, he managed to earn the title of King of the Jungle. While I mulled that over, it occurred to me. He is the ultimate example of time management. He obviously wastes not one minute of his awake time.
The female lion only sleeps between 15 and 18 hours per day because it is her job to take care of the cubs.
I’ve always had an affinity to lions. I am a Leo sun sign, but this bit of information revealed while in the dentist chair changed my entire perspective of these regal animals.
We can learn from LION!
11 thoughts on “Lions -Animal Wisdom”
What a fun post, Jan (er, dentist aside, of course). I love trivia, but I had no idea that a male lion slept that long. Huh. Imagine the life–eat, sleep and make little lions. They are definitely regal though, aren’t they? So majestic and proud.
Here’s a small bit of trivia: According to folklore the cat was born on Noah’s ark when a lion sneezed. I always thought that was cute 🙂
That is too cute, Mae! 🙂 I do love trivia. Thanks for stopping by.
I love lions. Actually, I love all critters! Hadn’t considered the time-management angle, but it makes perfect sense. I really need to get my lion on 🙂
That was what struck me the most, was the time management thing. I will coin that phrase – I need to get my “Lion” on!! 🙂
That explains why the male species sleeps so much. And we females never get enough sleep. 😊 Thanks for sharing.
So true, Betsy! Thanks for stopping by.
Oh I love this story…and I certainly did not know that lobsters have green blood?! My goodness!
You are right, we can learn so much from the regal lion. Thank you for sharing this…
I think I will coin a new phrase – I need to get my “Lion” on!! 🙂
Fun one, Jan (well, except for the dentist)
True, John. Dentists are never fun, but look at what I learned!! 🙂
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Ha ha ha. 😀