The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae.
With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Until the late
Pleistocene, about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans.
It is also called the king of the jungle.