Although thought of as the Jungle king, Lions are found on the plains and savannas of Africa. Their great size and regal appearance certainly suggest that they might easily qualify as monarchs. If he is the king she rightly deserves the status of queen. Within the pride (group) it is the female who does most of the hunting although the great king can as well.
The lighter colored lions above are a slightly different breed than this and the one below. Notice the strikingly dark mane on the the male. As far as possible, zoos hope to obtain the black-maned as he just looks more fierce.