A lion is a feline species of the scientific name, Panthera Leo.
The african lion is a large, muscular carnivore, growing up to 4 meters in length. They are excellent pride hunters, the females of 5 to 20 lions coordinating together to hunt large prey such as Wildebeest, Buffalo, Warthog, and Zebra.
Kitai Raige encountered several female members up close and personal. Their social structure is mostly the same, the male of this species is muscular, with 6 inch canines and a wonderful mane around its neck. The lion doesn't have stripes on its back, its body is golden for camouflage. Over 100 years of before the lion, a small creature has evolved into the modern lion, it's strong enough to forage food for the pride. It also has a strong hatred towards the other predators, except the Condor, stealing eggs and young from the bird and attacking it with force.
A lion and its pride members are found on the african grasslands, but, in the movie, they are found in high elevations near the tail of the Hesper.