The Southwest African lion (Panthera leo melanochaita) is also called Katanga lion. Einar Lonnberg was the first person who described the Southwest African lion in 1914.
Adult males measure 2.50–3.10 m (8.2–10.2 ft) while females average 2.30–2.65 m (7.5–8.7 ft) in body length.
Southwest African lions have a shoulder height of 0.9–1.2 m (3.0–3.9 ft).
The lion lives in northern Botswana, Congo, Angola, and Namibia.
Southwest African lions preyed on blue wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelles, buffaloes, gemsbok, zebras, giraffes, kobs, impalas.