Lions are the only cats to live in groups (prides). The males are very protective of there pride and will guard a vast territory of about 100 square miles (260 square kilometers).
The male lion is the only cat to have a mane. Lions live an average of 20 years and a male lion weighs in at around 217 kg.
Female lions are the pride's main hunters, hunting in groups. They sneak up to the victim until they are close enough make a dash to catch it. Lionesses can reach short burst of speed of up to 60 km/h (38 mph).