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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. It is sexually dimorphic; male lions have a prominent mane, which is the most A lion pride consists of a few adult males, related females and cubs.

Only about one in eight male lions survive to adulthood. injuries, lack of food, illness and being killed by adult lions — more on that later.

African lion prides typically consist of up to three adult males and around a dozen females and their young, according to National Geographic.

Male African lions can be ten feet long and weigh 400 pounds or more, and this . several with spectacular black manes, who had once brought down two adult, .