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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Large Cats

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 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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Large Cats

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 »

A young lion is called a cub. Adult males are called lions, while adult females are called lionesses. A lion transitions from cub to adult at 24 months in age. More »