|A Barbary lion from Algeria, 1893|
|Panthera leo leo
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The Barbary lion was large and heavy. Males weighed about 190 to 230 kilograms (420 to 510 lb), and females weighed about 150 to 190 kilograms (330 to 420 lb). Male lions were said to be about 2.7 to 3.4 metres (8 ft 10 in to 11 ft 2 in) long and females were about 2.1 to 2.7 metres (6 ft 11 in to 8 ft 10 in) long. Some scientists think that these sizes and weights are too large. These scientists think that the Barbary lion is probably the size of the lions found in East Africa.
The places where the Barbary lion lived did not have a lot of prey. These lions did not live in prides because of this. The main animals they hunted in the Atlas Mountains were the Barbary stag and the gazelle. The lions also ate cows and sheep raised by people.
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|Wikispecies has information on: Panthera leo leo.|
- "Barbary Lion". tigerhomes.org. 1999-2006. http://www.tigerhomes.org/animal/barbary-lion.cfm. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- Patterson, Bruce D. (2004). The lions of Tsavo: exploring the legacy of Africa's notorious man-eaters. McGraw-Hill Professional. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-07-136333-4.
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- A pride of lions is a family group. It usually includes a male lion, several female lions, and their cubs.