The male Lion is easily recognized by its mane which varies from blonde to black and becomes darker with age while the Lioness does not have a mane at all. They usually live in prides which are made up of several lionesses and one or 2 Lions. The Lioness does most of the hunting as they are more effective hunters. They are smaller, swifter and more agile than their male counterpart. Most Lions found in the wild live in Southern & Eastern parts of Africa. The average height for the lion is 4 feet and can weigh up to 500 lbs while the lioness weighs an average of 270 lbs and both can live on average up to 10-14 years.