52 Lion Trivia Questions and Answers

Are you being summoned by the mighty roar of the pride lands, urging you to delve deeper into the realm of the magnificent lion? Prepare for an exhilarating adventure with this thrilling lion trivia challenge!

There is no other animal quite as gloriously magnificent as a grown male lion. They have been used as a symbol of strength, courage, royalty, and nobility for decades. 

Lions, like many creatures (take on more general animal questions), have a huge effect on our ecosystem, and so we must understand what makes these captivating animals so incredible.

These amazing creatures are endangered due to habitat loss, conflicts with humans, poaching, and the illegal wildlife trade, but do you know what efforts are being made to protect them? 

Are you ready to test your knowledge of all things lion? 

Let’s go! 

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General Lion Trivia Questions 

Lions, the majestic rulers of the African savannah, have captivated the human imagination for centuries. 

From their regal manes and powerful size to their commanding presence and often playful manner, these magnificent creatures embody strength, courage, and grace. 

Get ready to embark on a journey into the astonishing world of lions, exploring their remarkable traits and social dynamics.


1. In what country would you commonly find wild lions?
2. Which wild cat is larger, a lion or a tiger?
A tiger.
3. How many hours per day will a lion typically sleep?
4. On average, does a male lion usually live longer than a female lion?
No, female lions usually live longer.
5. What distance in miles can a lion's roar echo?
Five miles.
6. Which is typically larger, a male lion or a female lion?
A male lion.
7. How many teeth does a grown lion have?
8. Which is typically faster, a male lion or a female lion?
A female lion.
9. How long (in days) is a lioness pregnant?
One hundred and ten days.
10. How many species of lion are there?

Easy Lion Trivia Questions 

Easy Lion Trivia

Lions are often one of the first animals that young children and babies learn to recognize, just like dogs (canine trivia here) and cats (feline trivia here), and so we begin to have an interest in them as we develop in age. 

Obviously, there is a difference between the cute, cuddly lions we encounter in cartoons or bedtime books and the real apex predators that live in the wild, so let’s learn more about them!

This round is brimming with questions for those just starting to learn about lions in the wild who want to further their understanding.

So, are you ready to roar?

Here we go!

1. What name is given to a group of lions?
A pride.
2. What domestic animal is part of the same family as lions?
3. Lions are considered to be the fourth fastest land animal in Africa, with Blue Wildebeest in third place and Springbok in second place. Which species take first place?
4. What is a female lion called?
A lioness.
5. What conservation status are lions currently listed at?
6. What name is given to lion babies?
7. In Swahili, what is the name of a lion?
8. Lions are the only members of the cat family that live in groups? True or false?
9. Who is the main hunter in a lion family, the male or the female?
The female.
10. What do lions use to scent mark their territory?

Hard Lion Trivia Questions 

Hard Lion Trivia

So, you aced the general knowledge round and think you know all there is to know about lions?

Let’s get straight into the history, language, and geographical factors that have evolved the lion into the creature we know, love, and fear today.

From Ancient Rome to predetermined future dates of significance, this round aims to explore the topics only a lion expert will know. 

Did you know there was a species of lion native to India? Learn more in our India trivia

Here we go!

1. How many lions are there estimated to be living in the wild?
2. What name is given to a group of male lions?
3. What length in centimeters can a fully grown male lion's canine teeth grow to?
Seven centimeters.
4. In which forest in India will you find a small population of lions?
Gir Forest.
5. What is an average lion's bite force?
Almost a thousand psi.
6. What species of lion are native to India?
Asiatic lion.
7. Without human interference, it is estimated that lions will be extinct by what year?
8. What is the name of the entertainment battle in Ancient Rome that usually involved lions, bears, and sometimes even hippos?
9. What is the scientific name for a lion?
Panthera Leo.
10. Can you name the oldest lion who lived to the age of twenty-nine?

Interesting Facts about Lion Trivia Questions

Interesting Facts about Lion Trivia

This round is all about the most interesting facts we know about lions that deserved to be set within their own category. 

There are a range of difficulties within the questions, and so this is the perfect place to increase your knowledge and say ‘Hakuna Matata’ about the points!

So, are you ready to learn some lesser-known lion facts?

Let’s get going! 

1. In what year did lions go onto the IUCN Red List as a vulnerable species?
2. The fossil Panthera atrox is better known as what?
American lion.
3. What name is given to the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger?
4. What name is given to the offspring of a female lion and a male tiger?
5. At what age do lions reach their full size?
Four years old.
6. In which African country were the oldest lion fossils found, which date back two million years?
7. An adult female lion requires how much meat per day to be healthy?
Five kilograms (eleven pounds).
8. At what age do lion cubs typically begin to walk?
Three weeks old.
9. What percentage of captive lions recorded in 2006 by the International Species Information System were of unknown origin?
10. In what historic London castle and popular tourist attraction were lions once kept by order of King John in the thirteenth century?
The Tower of London.

Fictional and Film Lion Trivia Questions 

Fictional and Film Lion Trivia

Since the dawn of film, there has been a fascination with using lions to evoke different emotions from viewers, emotions including fear, hope, love, and strength

Possibly the most famous and beloved lion film of all time has to be The Lion King, so much so Lion King has its own trivia! Are you as excited for the 2024 Mufasa film as we are?

This is a fun round that the entire family can get involved with! 

Are you ready?

1. Which production company uses the video of a lion roaring as its intro?
2. What is the name of the lion in the C.S. Lewis fantasy novel ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’?
3. In what year did Disney release the original ‘Lion King’?
4. What did the cowardly lion want from the Wizard in the 1939 movie ‘The Wizard of Oz?
5. Which English folk rock band released the song ‘Little Lion Man’ in 2009?
Mumford and Sons.
6. During the filming of which 2022 movie starring Idris Elba was a real lion bought onto the set without any of the actors being aware, resulting in panic?
7. What is the first name of the 1960s anime Japanese Manga lion known as White Lion?
8. Who voiced Alex the Lion in the 2005 family animated movie ‘Madagascar’?
Ben Stiller.
9. Who wrote the non-fiction book ‘Born Free’?
Joy Adamson.
10. In what animated movie will you find Mayor Lionheart?
11. What is considered to be the most dangerous movie of all time due to the number of animal attacks on set during filming?
12. Who’s life is the movie ‘To Walk with Lions’ a dramatized biography of?
George Adamson.

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Hopefully, you found this lion trivia to be interesting, fun, and educational and it has encouraged you to find out how you can help with the protection of this beloved species. 

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