The statistics presented here describe a male African lion, which is 5 to 8 feet long and weighs 330 to 550 pounds. Females are slightly smaller but use the same statistics.
|Hit Dice||5d8+10 (32 hp)|
|Speed||40 ft. (8 squares)|
|Armor Class||15 (-1 size, +3 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 12|
|Attack||Claw +7 melee (1d4+5)|
|Full Attack||2 claws +7 melee (1d4+5) and bite +2 melee (1d8+2)|
|Space/Reach||10 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks||Pounce, improved grab, rake 1d4+2|
|Special Qualities||Low-Light Vision, Scent|
|Saves||Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +2|
|Abilities||Strength 21, Dexterity 17, Constitution 15, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 6|
|Skills||Balance +7, Hide +3*, Listen +5, Move Silently +11, Spot +5|
|Organization||Solitary, pair, or pride (6-10)|
|Advancement||6-8 HD (Large)|
Pounce (Ex) If a lion charges a foe, it can make a full attack, including two rake attacks.
Improved Grab (Ex) To use this ability, a lion must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can rake.
Rake (Ex) Attack bonus +7 melee, damage 1d4+2.
*In areas of tall grass or heavy undergrowth, the Hide bonus improves to +12.