The Masai Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita) is the second largest feline (cat) species, after the tiger. The Masai Lion is found in East Africa, mainly in Kenya, so they are also called East African Lions.
Male lions can grow to 2.5-3 metres (8-10 feet) long (including their tail). Female lions, called lionesses, are smaller, with no mane.
A group of lions is called a pride.
Prides of 2-40 individuals are made up of related females and one to two males. Members of the pride come and go and are rarely all together at once.