The Lion is the 2nd largest cat in the world, after the Tiger. There are 2 subspecies of Lion. They are the African Lion and Asian Lion. But in the Pleistocene, there were 2 more subspecies. They were the American Lion and European Cave Lion. This page is about the African Lion. The African Lion is the largest carnivore in Africa. They eat wildebeests, antelope, zebras, buffalo, and wild pigs, but one attack involved a pride of Lions doing something so unexpected that even scientists were amazed. The pride attacked and killed a full-grown African Elephant. The video can be seen on Planet Earth.