Lions are a symbol of power,pride and authority.
Male lions are the only cats with tufted tails and manes. They can reach a length of 2.5 meters (8 feet) and a height of 1.2 meters (4 feet). Unlike most other cat species, lions are very social animals. They live in an extended family called a “pride,” that is made up of about 15 individuals, centred around a group of related females. The pride's social system is based on cooperation and division of labour. By hunting together, the pride can catch prey that could outrun a single lion. Despite their vast differences from house cats, lions do clean themselves, like to rub on things, and are known to chase their own tails.