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Lion years to human years

lion years to human years

Do you want to convert lion years to human years? There's no straigtforward formula to do it, but we've aligned lion and human life stages so to give you a better understanding of a lion's age.

As lions have a shorter lifespan, they develop much quicker. For example, lion cubs are weaned at the age of 6 months and learn to hunt at 11 months. Lions reach sexual maturity at the age of 2-3 years and can start mating at this age.

So it's clear that one lion year is equal to several human years.

Lion years to human years calculator

Convert lion years to human years using our online age converter:

How do lions age?

Lions have 5 main life stages:

  1. From birth to 1 year – baby lions (cubs);
  2. From 2 to 3 years – subadult lions;
  3. From 3 to 5 years – young adults;
  4. From 5 to 12 years – adult lions;
  5. From 12 years and older – senior lions

The oldest lion

One of the oldest lion held in captivity was Arjun, who was born and lived at the Indian Animal Resque Center. According to the records, the lion was 29 years old when he died (which could be equal to 176 years in human age!)