Size: SH: 1.2m. W: 250kg
W 122-182kg (female), 150-260kg (male).
Description: The largest of cats, ranging in colour from nearly white to deep ochre brown. The commonest colour is tawny yellow, but ash grey is not uncommon.
Sex Determination: Males develop thick woolly manes that vary individually in colour and extent. Leopard-like rosettes are characteristic of the young. Both sexes roar (males more loudly).
Trophy Assessment: Most common signs to look for is heavy developed head, black nose (not always a sure sign but a good indication) short whiskers and big and heavy body and mostly well-developed mane.
Shot Placement: When broadside the best shot is on the shoulder (even though the heart sits behind the shoulder) it is better to break both front shoulder bones and hit the lungs, Frontal sitting shot is most of the time a risky shot for the novice hunter.
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