A female lion is called a lioness. Lions are the only members of the cat family to show a difference in appearance between the male and the female. Lionesses have a short coat of stiff, tan hair and lack the mane that ch... 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 »

A group of mostly female lions is called a pride, and a group of male lions is called a coalition. The pride contains female lions and their young offspring, and usually has fewer than 20 members. A coalition of male lio... More »

Lions reproduce when a lioness in heat mates with a male from within her pride, conceives and goes off on her own to give birth. She cares for and protects the cubs on her own, and when they are 6 to 8 weeks old, she rej... 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 »