The sexes look alike, though male lions are 30 to 40 percent larger than females. Though sizes vary greatly throughout the cat's geographic range, a typical adult male will weigh 110 to 180 pounds and the female 80 to 130 pounds. Exceptional individuals have exceeded 200 pounds, but this is rare.
Mountain lion attacks on humans are very rare but may cause widespread interest and concern because they are widely publicized. There is no record of a mountain lion ever having attacked a person in Contra Costa or Alameda Counties. Learn to recognize this large cat. It is tawny-colored with black-tipped ears and tail.
Female lions (lionesses) do all of the hunting in a pride - the male lions tend to step in and take any spoils of victory. more Female lions (lionesses) do all of the hunting in a pride - the male lions tend to step in and take any spoils of victory. Female lions (lionesses) do all of the hunting in ...
A 20 pound bobcat will appear to be the size of a 100 pound mountain lion if you think the distance is only 70% greater than the actual distance (see my personal experience with this). (Also see Wild Animals at the Santa Rosa Plateau for a slightly expanded version of this paragraph.)