How much does a lion weigh ?

The average lion weighs 200 kg. Males are much larger than females and their weight is 20-25% higher. For example, a female lion weighs between 120 and 180 kg a maximum. The male lion weighs 150 – 250 kg, while there are confirmed data on larger lions (at 270 kg).

Another 10,000 years ago, the number of lions was second to humans after the planet. True, people at that time were much less than now.

Unfortunately, the population of lions has been very reduced. For example, in the last 20 years in Africa, the number of this predator has decreased by 50%. This is due to loss of habitat (climate change), and poaching.

Even in the Ancient Roman Empire, lions were bred in menageries. Today the animal is kept in zoos for the purpose of conservation and reproduction of this species of animal. Interestingly, the lion is not just a predator, but a super-predator. That is, this animal is located at the very top of the food chain.

The mane grows only in the male and can have a light yellow to black color. From the color of the mane are different subspecies of lions.