The roar of a mature lion can be both exhilarating and unnerving. It’s hard to believe how loud the roar can be, often reaching more than 115 decibels. That’s almost as loud as a serious rock concert. This roar is essential for hunting success, but not in the way we might think. When lions get old and lose their teeth, they can still roar but are no longer able to hunt and attack. Ironically, they become the prize of the pride. You see, the pride positions an old lion strategically near prey and waits for them to roar. The roar scares the prey toward younger lions who are set to devour them. Fascinatingly, the younger lions don’t roar at all. They just attack.
Wow, that is such a profound insight.