Adults have a plain, unspotted coat that is light brown to ocher in color. Cubs are born with spots that sometimes persist on the legs and belly until maturity. Males have a mane which tends to grow fuller and darker with age. The tail has a black tuft at the end. Males stand 48.5 in. at the shoulder; head and body length is 67-98.5 in.; tail is 35.5-41.25 in.; weight for males is 330-550 lb.. Females stand 42.25 in. at the shoulder; head and body length of 55-69 in.; tail is 27.5-39.25 in. and weight is 265-400 lb.The best known of the cats, lions are also the most social, living in prides that range in size from 3-30 individuals. This variance is dependent on the availability of prey. Related females and their cubs form the core. Lions have no fixed breeding season and usually all females in a pride will come into estrus and give birth at the same time. Cubs are raised communally and can suckle from any lactating female. Because of its strength and predatory habits, the lion has long been known as the King of Beasts. Yet, in the wild lions sleep 16-20 hours a day. Sexual dimorphism among lions is unique among the cats.