Masai Lion, Panthera leo nubica

The Masai lion (Panthera leo nubica), also known as the East African Lion, is a subspecies of the African lion. It can be found in Eastern areas of Africa. Males reach an average body length between 8.2 and 9.8 feet, including the tail, with a weight between 320 and 440 pounds. Masai lions located in northeastern Africa are often classified with P. nubica, which include Tsavo lions (, and these are known to produce males with no manes. The Masai lion occurs in many protected areas. There are about 23 captive individuals that are recognized by the International Species Information System.

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