Lions, scientifically known as Panthera Leo, are best identified by the fringe of long hair that encircles the heads of the males, and are the only felines that gather in groups called prides. The lionesses in the pride are all related, and the young cubs will typically stay with their mothers until they have matured. Then they will either leave the pride to start their own, or challenge the male that leads the group.
Most prides have a territory that boast approximately 100 square miles. Within the territory, lionesses are responsible for hunting down prey, which include wildebeests, antelopes, zebras and other large animals.