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Domestic cats, on the other hand, come from all over the world: Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
Lions live in the big and open savannah in Africa; their tawny gold fur helping them blend in with the golden grass of the savannah. They used to roam the world but are now only in Africa because poachers and habitat loss have driven them from elsewhere.
Did you know that the house cat has the same type of skeleton as the lion except smaller? They have other things in common as well. Both have very flexible bodies. They can rotate their ears in different directions, so they can hear better than humans. They see well in the dark because their eyes are shaped differently from ours and they bulge out more letting in more light.
Some people think that a cat’s whiskers are just for show, but they’re not! A cat uses its whiskers to sense the space around it - if whiskers fit into a gap, in goes the cat!
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Unlike the lion, most domestic cats are solitary, but they don’t mind when other cats or even humans come into their space. Lions, however, are friendly only to others in their pride. Strangers are not welcome!
Lions live in a big group called a pride. The females or lionesses usually stay with the pride their entire lives and are all related, whereas the young males are driven away by the dominate male (the boss of the pride, who also mates with all the females of the pride) before they become a threat to him.
A lion uses its numerous whiskers, located throughout the body, to help feel its way around in the dark since it mostly hunts at night. The whiskers on the upper lip are called mystacial whiskers; the ones on the eyes supercillary whiskers; and the ones on the cheeks genial whiskers. Carpel hairs, or whiskers on the back paws, detect ground vibrations.
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The lion, a big cat, has a roar that can be heard for miles; but usually only in the morning or at night. Other cats can only meow since their throat structures are different from big cats.
Unfortunately, lions as well as many other cats are now in danger of becoming extinct. Even so, there are many domestic cats in shelters around the world that need a good home. So, if you are getting a cat, please consider getting a shelter cat.