The lion is a big cat. Unfortunately, due to hunters and poachers, the population of lions has decreased throughout the decades. Lions are known for having a circular head and a mane surrounding it. Tigers actually weight more than lions. They also are bigger than lions. The color of a lion can be different from other lions. Most are a yellowish-brown, but others can be gray.
When a lion is born, it does not have the mane. Instead, the mane develops at about 6 months old. Lions weight about 450 pounds on average. Most African lions average about 6 ½ feet in length. Although due to the different types of lions in the world, their length and weight for a male lion can vary quite a bit.