Scientific Name: Panthera leo krugeri

Found In: Sub-Saharan Africa excluding the Congo rainforest belt

Size: Male lions weigh between 330-530 lbs and females weigh between 270-400 lbs.

Diet: Carnivore: Diet consists of wildebeest, antelope, zebra, giraffe and warthog

Threat Level: Listed as Vulnerable – The increasing human populations in Africa are reducing and fragmenting the available territory and prey

Facts: The mane helps protect the lion’s face and neck when fighting other males.

Virginia Zoo Lions: male Ansel, females Asha and Kali