National Animal of Iran

National Animal of Iran

National Animal of Iran is the Persian/Asiatic lion. Though they consider Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopard, Persian cat, and Persian fallow deer as their national animal too. Though they used officially the lion as their national animal of Iran. Iran’s National Animal, the Persian/Asiatic lion is the most powerful and strong animal in the world. They are considered as the king of the forest.

Lion is found mostly in the sub-Saharan Africa. On the other hand, they live in the Woodland. They prey and eat the Antelope, Warthog, and Zebra. They can attack from any sides. So, if they target any animals they have little chance to free from it. Though they are also harmful to human beings. Though never come at the side of the human resident. They are in harmful position as wildlife. For their strongest and powerful nature, Iran has made the national animal symbol of Iran.

Facts about National Animal of Iran

  • Scientific Name: Panthera leo
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Felidae
  • Genus: Panthera
  • Other Name(s): African Lion
  • Colour: Tawny, Gold, Blonde, Brown
  • Skin Type: Fur
  • Size (L): 1.4m – 2.5m (4.7ft – 8.2ft)
  • Weight: 120kg – 249 kg (264 lbs – 550 lbs)
  • Top Speed: 56 kph (35 mph)
  • Life Span: 8 – 15 years
  • Estimated Population Size: 23,000

The Scientific name of Lion is Panthera leo. They are from Felidae family and Panthera genus. Their skin type is fur and their size never crosses from 1.4m – 2.5m (4.7ft – 8.2ft). Their weight goes near about 120 kg – 249 kg (264 lbs – 550 lbs). Their lifespan goes nearly 8 to 15 years. Their color becomes Tawny, Gold, Blonde, Brown. They are considered as the national symbol of Iran.

In a word, Iron is the symbol of power and energy. For this reason,  Iran has made the lion as their national identity.

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