How much does a male lion weigh?


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On average, a male lion weighs approximately 420 pounds. The heaviest male lion that has been recorded weighed in at 600 pounds. Siberian tigers can grow to be even heavier (around 900 pounds).

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Female lions are smaller than males, and usually weigh around 280 pounds. Male lions are usually around 4 feet tall, and lionesses are slightly shorter. Not including their tails, male lions are typically 6 feet to 7 feet long, with females again being slightly smaller. A lion or lioness' tail can be as much as 3 feet long. A mature lion's jaws open to 1 foot wide.

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