The lion is the second largest cat in the world. It can reach 3 m (9ft 10in) with a tail, 1.2 m (4 ft) in height and 280 kg (617 lb) of weight. So which wild cat is in 1st place?
The largest modern cat in the world is the Siberian tiger, although there is a larger cat than it, which is a hybrid of a tiger and a lion – it is a liger. However, the liger is not found in the wild. The ranking of the big cats can be found in the article: TOP 10 biggest cats in the world.