Lions are some of the most famous killers of the animal kingdom. They prey upon mammals such as wildebeests, zebras, buffalos, and giraffes. They are an apex predator, and there are far fewer lions than there are prey animals, making them a keystone species in their habitats. While lions used to exist all over Africa and into the Middle East, today they are only present in small pockets in sub-Saharan Africa. This book explores the lion's anatomy, diet, range, and history with humans, providing readers with an overarching understanding of how these animals have come to be such excellent killers. Full-color photographs and interesting fact boxes supplement the main text.