Female Lion / Panthera leo, one of four big cats in genus Panthera. Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Female Lion. The lion (Panthera leo) is a member of the family Felidae and one of four big cats in the genus Panthera. It is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia with a critically endangered remnant population in northwest India, having disappeared from North Africa, the Middle East, and Western Asia in historic times. Until the late Pleistocene (about 10,000 years ago), the lion was the most widespread large land mammal beside humans. They were found in most of Africa, much of Eurasia from western Europe to India and, in the Americas, from the Yukon to Peru. Photographed in the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington, USA.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download