|Hit Dice:||5d8+10 (32 hp)|
|Speed:||40 ft. (8 squares)|
|Armor Class:||15 (-1 size, +3 Dex, +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:||Str 21, Dex 17, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 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)|
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.
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.
Attack bonus +7 melee, damage 1d4+2.