Lions are large, carnivorous cats. In WoW, lions are common predatory beasts in central Kalimdor. As predators, lions tend to be hostile and will attack those who approach them. Lions live for 10–14 years. males seldom live longer than 10 years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity. Lions are unusually social compared to other cats. A pride of lions consists of related females and offspring and a small number of adult males. Groups of female lions typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates. they are expert scavengers. Sleeping mainly during the day, lions are primarily nocturnal, although bordering on crepuscular in nature.
Highly distinctive, the male lion is easily recognised by its mane, and its face is one of the most widely recognised symbols in human culture (Although how they had knowledge of them before going to kalimdor is still debatable). Male lions are between 5 to 8 feet long and weighs 330 to 550 pounds. Females are slightly smaller. Some hunters choose them as their animal companion.
- Dire Lion
Dire lions are large lions found on Azeroth, and in the Badlands.Their faces constantly betray a look of aggression. Dire lions are patient hunters, just like their smaller cousin, but apt take on considerably larger prey. Many dire lions grow to be up to 15 feet long and weigh up to 1,000 pounds. A dire lion attacks by running at prey, leaping, and clawing and biting as it rakes with its rear claws. It often jumps onto a creature larger than itself.
Dark Iron dwarves under Dedrik Thunderaxe had trained a dire lion to guard their cavern, and to ignore dwarves (it would not attack them). The lion wore an iron collar with two large loops on the top. They fed it a myriad of delicacies, including gnolls.
Game Value Edit
- Hunters can tame lions as pets; pet lions will eat meat and fish.
- Lions are skinnable.
- Several quests require players to collect lion parts, such as claws or fangs.
- Humar the Pridelord, Pitch (black lion), Echeyakee, Sian-Rotam (white lion), and The Rake are popular Hunter pets.