Lions have short golden-coloured fur with lighter and longer fur on the lower areas. Tail with black tuft on the tip. They present sexual dimorphism; males have a thick mane for their protection. They form closed social groups of long duration. In females, these groups are called prides and are made up of 4-6 related adults and their cubs.
The females tend to give birth at the same time and they suckle each others cubs. Adult males live alone or in coalitions of normally 2 to 3 unrelated members or 4 to 5 related members. The principal threats for lions are indiscriminate hunting and a reduction in the population of its prey. The loss of habitat and the conversion of same have led to an increasingly reduced and isolated population.