The Lion is one of the five big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 550 pounds in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Their habitat is in Africa and in Asia. In the wild, they live about 10-14 years as injuries from fighting rival males reduce their longevity. In captivity, they can live more than 20 years. Lions are social compared to other cats and they take pride in related females, offspring, and a small number of adult males.