Lion

Lion

The LION!

Facts about Lion Eyes

  • They have many more rods than cones in the retina, providing them excellent night vision (25 rods per cone, as opposed to humans that have 4 rods per cone)
  • At night, lion’s eyes shine due to the Tapetum Lucidum layer in the retina that reflects light back out of the eye
  • The white section beneath the lion’s eye is considered a reflective layer, helping the lion see in lower light situations
  • Unlike domestic cats, lions have ROUND pupils
  • Lions have depth perception, unlike many of the lion’s prey.