The Lion(Panthera leo) is the second largest members of the cat family after the tiger. Lions are distinct from other cats in that they live in groups called prides. The lion's size and strength have captured human imagination since ancient times, giving these animals the nickname "king of beasts". Lions are also known for their mighty roar. The lion is one of sixteen animals to have been present in all three main incarnations of the Zoo Tycoon series, and were associated with the Savannah habitat in each instance.