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