Life Cycle of a Lion: Lesson for Kids

Instructor: Rayna Cummings

Rayna has taught Elementary Education for 12 years (in both 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades) and holds a M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University

Just like you go through life stages, or a life cycle from being a baby, to an adult, lions grow up in stages too. In this lesson, you will learn the life stages of a lion and see picture examples.

Hello World


Lion cub
Lion cub


Did you know that your birthday is the first day you were born into this world? Your life began from that very first day you opened your eyes, known as your birthday. Did you know animals have birthdays too? No you will not see animals having parties, opening presents, and singing the birthday song. However, the animals birthdays are just like yours was - being born and opening their eyes for the very first time. Baby lions, known as cubs, however do not open their eyes on their birthday like you did. It takes them about 3 to 11 days for their eyes to open and see the world.

Stages of Life


Lion pride
Lion pride


Just like you go through stages of life from baby to adult, lions do as well, but much more quickly.

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