Length: body- up to 8'2"; tail- up to 3'5"
Weight: males: 385-450 pounds females: 250-320 pounds
Sexual Maturity: 3 years
mating: non-seasonal in tropics, early autumn in extremes of range
Litter size: up to 6 cubs
Habit: true social cat and lives in groups called
Diet: take almost any prey ranging from small
rodents to young rhinos, hippos and
elephants, but mostly zebra, wildebeest, impala, warthog, hartebeest and waterbuck
Lifespan: In captivity, lions can live 25-30
years, as compared to 12 in the wild for males and 15-16 for females.