Lions are renowned for their majesty and strength. The only social member of the cat family, lions live in prides consisting of females, their young, and either a single male or sometimes a group of two to three males. Primarily nocturnal in nature, females do almost all of the hunting. Lions are the second largest living feline species, second only to the tiger.
Lions are facing many threats. The population of African lions is less than half of what it was just three decades ago, and continues to decline as lions have been wiped out across much of Africa.