On average, a male lion weighs approximately 420 pounds. The heaviest male lion that has been recorded weighed in at 600 pounds. Siberian tigers can grow to be even heavier (around 900 pounds).
Female lions are smaller than males, and usually weigh around 280 pounds. Male lions are usually around 4 feet tall, and lionesses are slightly shorter. Not including their tails, male lions are typically 6 feet to 7 feet long, with females again being slightly smaller. A lion or lioness' tail can be as much as 3 feet long. A mature lion's jaws open to 1 foot wide.Learn More
Adult male mountain lions usually weigh between 110 and 180 pounds, while females typically weigh between 80 and 130 pounds. In rare cases, a mountain lion may exceed 200 pounds. The mountain lion is an adaptable predator and ranges from Canada to South America.Full Answer >
Adult male lions average between 330 and 500 pounds, although most weigh around 410 pounds. The African lion is second only to the tiger in size among cats. The body length of a male African lion can reach more than 8 feet, excluding the tail.Full Answer >
Adult lions typically weigh between 265 and 420 pounds. A lion's weight is impacted by its subspecies and gender. The Asiatic subspecies of lions generally weigh more than African lions, and male lions typically weigh more than female lions.Full Answer >
The mane on a male lion serves as ornamentation, akin to the beautiful iridescent feathers on a male peacock, and it is used to attract attention from lionesses and to intimidate competing males. The quality and color of the mane also signal a particular lion's overall health and fitness.Full Answer >