The lion that welcomes moviegoers with a loud roar before every MGM film is named Leo. Since 1917, MGM had seven lions publicly known as Leo grace its opening credits. More »

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In the literary works of L. Frank Baum and C.S. Lewis, the films of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and countless other creative works before and since, many famous lions have left a mark on popular culture. Famous literary lions fr... More »

The name of the lion in the book series The Chronicles of Narnia is Aslan. In the novels, Aslan is regarded as the king of Narnia. More »

The classification for a lion is, in its entirety, "Kingdom, Animalia; Phylum, Chordata; Class, Mammalia; Order, Carnivora; Family, Felidae; Genus, Panthera; Species, Leo," according to SeaWorld. The word "leo" means "li... More »

A male lion is simply called a lion. Female lions are referred to as lionesses, and young lions are cubs. A group of lions is called a pride. More »

According to National Geographic, an African lion weighs anywhere from 265 to 420 pounds. Its head and body measures anywhere from 4.5 to 6.5 feet long, and the tail adds another 26.25 to 39.5 inches in length. More »

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Adult lions can grow to be 6 to 8 feet tall. Male lions are slightly larger than the females who typically grow to heights of 5 to 6 feet. More »