Lion is One of Africa’s Big Five, the lion is a carnivore (meat eater) and a hunter. It uses its powerful forelegs to grab or slap down large prey that would otherwise outrun it. The jaws are short and strong with long canine teeth that are used to quickly kill the prey, either by biting the neck and strangling or by biting the nose and suffocating.A lioness measures about three meters. The lion stand over one meter tall at the shoulder. He has long hair on his head, neck and shoulders. The hair here is called the mane. The lioness has no mane and is usually a little smaller. When her cubs are born, they are about the size of domestic cats.