Published on in “Nature”, language — English. 16 pages.
Wild animals - lions. Etymology, Taxonomy and evolution, Physical characteristics, Biology and behavior, Distribution and habitat, Population and conservation status and Cultural depictions. More
The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae; it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. The lion is sexually dimorphic; males are larger than females with a typical weight range of 150 to 250 kg (330 to 550 lb) for males and 120 to 182 kg (265 to 400 lb) for females. More