Name: Lion, Family Felidae
Description: Large carnivorous mammal. Tawny in color.
Location: Africa and Southern Asia
Special Features: Up to 12 feet in length
Weights up to 600 pounds
Thick, full-flowing mane on males
Average life-span is 11 years
Can run up to 35-mph
The male Lion eats first
Only social species of cats, living in groups
Sleep up to 20 hours a day
Diet: Carnivores feeding on mostly large animals.
Neat Fact: A male lions roar can be heard some five miles away.