Lions are symbols of strength and courage and have been celebrated throughout history for these characteristics. They are also common symbols for royalty and stateliness, hence the phrase 'king of the jungle'. Ancient Egyptians venerated lionsas their war dieties due to their strength, power and fierceness.
But here are dangerous birds that can kill a full grown lion in a death battle...
The common ostrich or simply ostriches, is a species of large flightless bird native to certain large areas of Africa. It is one of two extant species of ostriches, the only living members of the genus Struthio in the ratite order of birds.
An ostrich's powerful, long legs cancover 10 to 16 feet in a single stride. These legs can also be formidable weapons. Ostrich kicks can kill a human or a potential predator like a lion.
Yes, an ostrich can kill a lion with one of it's swift kicks from it's long powerful legs. Each ostrich has a long nail or claw at the end of both their big toes which can kill a lion with a very strong kick. ... Lions get to watch their territory, they don't usually go out killing and hunting.
The cassowary is been called the world's most dangerous bird. Its long dagger-like toes, in fact, were responsible for the death of a man in Florida last year. But what excites scientists about the cassowary — a large, emu-like, flightless bird — is its distinctive look.
The claw on the inner toe is particularly formidable, reaching lengths of 12 cm (5 in)! If a cassowaryfeels threatened, it will leap up and strike out with these dagger-like weapons, inflicting potentially lethal wounds to internal organs and causing severe bleeding.
Cassowary are obviously known to have killed people with their kicks and sharp claws, and when the lion has no way to cover its back I don't see it winning the fight. Cassowaries can also jump five feet and run 30 miles per hour which is surprisingly fast and agile.
Eagle is the common name for many large birds of prey of the familia Accipitridae. Eagles belong to several groups of genera, not all of which are closely related. Most of the 60 species of eagle are from Eurasia and Africa.
“There used to be stories about eagles carrying off babies and little kids, and none of that has ever been documented,” he said. “They can pick up and carry four or five pounds, maximum, and actually fly off with it. They can lift a little more and hop it along, but they can't carry it off.”
Scientists have tried to measure the gripping strength of eagles. A Bald Eagle'sgrip is believed to be about 10 times stronger than the grip of an adult human hand and can exert upwards of 400 psi or pounds per square inch.
The martial eagle can prey on animals a lot larger than itself. It feeds on many mammals including baboons, antelope, and, yes, the occasional lioncub. However, it would be a bit of stretch to think that an eagle could kill a full-grown lion.
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