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Fun Facts about Lions and Sheep
Fun Facts About Lions
"...behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof." Revelation 5:5
- There are four members of the cat family that can roar - tigers, jaguars, leopards and lions.
- The roar of the lion can be heard as far away as 8km (or 5 miles).
- A lion's eyesight is five times better than a human's eyesight and it can hear prey from more than 1.5 km.
- Lions can sleep or rest for twenty hours in a single day.
- A charging lion can reach speeds up to 64 km per hour.
- Although, often called 'The King of the Jungle', the lion's habitat does not include jungles. They prefer open woodlands and thick scrubs.
- Lions are the only members of the cat family that live in social groups called 'prides'.
- All members of the pride carry a common smell that is passed on to each individual by rubbing their heads together.
- Lion prides are very cooperative with each other. For example, healthier members often obtain food for old, sick or injured members of the pride.
- On average, male lions hunt only 12% of their food. Females provide 75% and the rest is taken from other predators or scavenged.
- Of all of the cat species, the male lion is the only one to have a mane.
- At birth, lion cubs are covered with fur and are spotted.
- All mothers share the responsibility in caring for cubs.
Before the flood, the lion roamed large areas: Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia as far north as Siberia, and the Americas from Alaska to Peru. Climate fluctuations and man's influence have restricted the lion to its present range of sub-Saharan Africa and India's Gir Forest.
Fun Facts about Sheep
"...Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." John 1:29
- Sheep are ruminants, which means that they have four parts to the upper digestive tract (people only have one - the stomach). This means that they can chew and swallow their food and then bring it back up into their mouths to chew and swallow again (Yuck!). Chewing cud is important. God created sheep this way so they can digest grass and hay.
- Sheep have no top front teeth, but the roof of their mouth is hard. This permits sheep to eat vegetation close to the ground and prevents them from pulling up roots.
- Sheep are social animals and live in flocks.
- Female sheep are called ewes, male sheep are called rams.
- Sheep can be milked like cows. Sheep's milk is often used to make gourmet cheese.
- The fat from the sheep, also known as tallow, can be used to make both candles and soap.
- In Scotland, they eat stuffed sheep's stomach filled with sheep liver, heart, and lung, seasoned with salt, pepper, onions and oat meal - it's called 'haggis'.
- Sheep are sheared in the spring. Their wool is removed in one piece called a fleece.
- Sheep are classified by what kind of wool they produce.
- There are 914 different breeds of sheep.
- On day 6, God created sheep. It's important to remember God created one 'kind' of sheep, from which we get various breeds today. Noah did not have to take every breed of sheep on to the ark.
- Since the fall of Adam and Eve, we have depended on animals like sheep to make clothing.
- People depend on animals like sheep to make a living. Textile companies produce wool and thread for fabrics.
- One pound of wool can be spun into 20 miles of fine yarn.
Unfortunately, sheep are known to be notoriously dumb. Sheep are known to eat themselves sick if they remain in one spot too long. They don't foresee danger, they mindlessly follow the sheep ahead of them, which makes them extremely vulnerable to harm. Sheep are stubborn.