Nakia williams period 9 May 16,2016
In ancient times, lions lived in Europe, the Middle East, India, and much of Africa roamed most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe. Today they are found only in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, except for one very small population of Asian lions that survives in India's Forest(National Geographic).
The lion is the second largest member of the cat family. Only the tiger is larger. Lions are built for strength, not speed. A male lion usually weighs from 350 to 400 pounds (159 to 180 kilograms), but some weigh up to 560 pounds (254 kilograms). Most males are about 9 feet (3 meters) long from the nose to the end of the tail. They average about 4 feet (120 centimeters) tall at the shoulder.
(females) are smaller than males. They weigh only 250 to 300 pounds (113 to 140 kilograms) and are about 1 foot (30 centimeters) shorter.
(World Book Advanced).