Scientific name: Panthera leo melanochaitus
The Cape lion was a subspecies of lion that is now extinct.
The Cape lion was the second largest and heaviest of the lion subspecies: a fully grown male could weigh 500 pounds (230 kg) and reach 10 feet (3.0 m) in length. This lion is distinguished by his large size and his thick black mane with a tawny fringe around the face. The tips of the ears were also black.
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