The lion is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. The lion is the second largest feline species, after the tiger.
The male lion, easily recognized by his mane, weighs between 150–250 kg (330–500 lb);. Females range 120–150 kg (260–330 lb);. In the wild, lions live for around 10–14 years, while in captivity they can live over 20 years. Though they were once found throughout much of Africa, Asia and Europe, lions presently exist in the wild only in Africa and India. They enjoy hot climates, and hunt in groups.