Lion Pictures African Lion An adult male lion rests in the African sun. Only adult males have manes, ruffs of long, thick hair. The bigger the mane, the more impressive a lion looks to other males. Asian Lion, Gir Forest One of fewer than 300 or so Asian lions left on Earth, this adult male in India's Gir Forest Reserve naps in the shade, away from the afternoon heat. African Lioness Lionesses are in charge of hunting for the pride and work together to bring down fast-running herd animals like wildebeest, zebra, and antelope. Asian Lion Cub Once widespread across southern Asia and the Middle East, Asian lions are critically endangered. Like African lions, they live in prides, with a male leader, several females, and cubs. African Lion Grooming A male lion keeps his coat in fine shape with frequent grooming. Tawny coloring helps the big cat blend into the African grass. African Lioness With Cubs Lion cubs stay with their mothers for up to three years, after which the female cubs remain with the pride while the males venture off to form their own prides. Lion Mother With Cub A mother nuzzles her cub in the African grass. Cubs join the pride when they can move well enough to keep up—after about three months. At that time, several lionesses bring together their litters, usually born within a few weeks of each other. African Lioness in a Tree A female African lion, rousted from a nap, snarls from a tree near the Zambezi River. 1 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest Julia dominguez 5pts These picture are so cute! Lions are beautiful creatures!