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Urist likes lions for their roars.

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Lion - Lion man - Giant lion


· War animals · Hunting animals · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 200

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Trainable:  Hunting   War 

Birth: 20,000 cm3
Mid: 100,000 cm3
Max: 200,000 cm3

Adult at: 3
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier ×3)

Food items

Meat 13-14
Fat 13
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 11-17
Skull 1
Teeth 2
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A large ferocious predator found in grasslands. It lives in groups of females and one male with a large mane. They hunt together and are capable of felling extremely large prey.

Lions are strong, carnivorous and very rare felines found in tropical areas, where they appear in prides of 1 to 3 individuals. At over thrice the size of the average dwarf, wild lions are quite dangerous to unarmed civilians and can rip a dwarf apart in seconds, and as such, they should be engaged with an armored squad if necessary. A newborn lion is called a cub.

Lions can be captured in cage traps and trained into exotic pets, and they're also sometimes brought along with elven caravans. They can receive additional war or hunting training as well, with their large size and maximum speed making them particularly attractive for the purpose of fortress defense, however their [MEANDERER] tag will cause them to move around very slowly, making them unreliableBug:9588. Products made from lion parts are worth thrice more than those made from parts of common animals. They take 3 years to reach adulthood, though are fully grown by the age of 2. Additionally, lions are exotic mounts and as such may appear during sieges, being used by surface-dwelling races.

Some dwarves like lions for their roars.

"Lion" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: kurel
Elvish: alatha
Goblin: dostom
Human: san
Admired for its roars.

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A lion with the [CAN_LEARN] and [SPEAKS] tags is known to live in a magical land hidden within a wardrobe along with a satyr. He often leads his armies in wars against an evil witch.