Male African Lion. The lion is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 550 lb in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia (where an endangered remnant population resides in Gir Forest National Park in India) while other types of lions have disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times.
2007ArizonaCamp VerdeLionMayOut of AfricaSpringafrican lion 8672