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.