The Lion is a members-only land animal that was first released in October 2011. It was initially only available through a special Membership gift pack, but in May 2013, it was re-released in the Diamond Shop. The Lion was traveling as of September 17, 2018. It came back as a promo gift for purchasing a membership in May. The Lion returned on June 13, 2019, to the Diamond Shop.
The Lion has a large and muscular build. It has a broad grayish-purple mane and a large mustard yellow body. Lions also have two canines sticking out of their bottom jaw. They have deep green pupil-less eyes by default. They are also notably larger than all the other big cats in Animal Jam Classic.
Squishes down into a crunched sit (relatively similar to Tigers).
Steps from left to right then shakes.
Rests head on its paws and snores.
Leaps into air and tucks paws underneath itself resembling a tuck jump.
Stands in an upright posture then roars while stomping its paws on the ground. (sort of like Wolves).
Players who purchased this animal via the membership gift card received a 'special' type with the name "King of the Jungle", which is the real-life lion's nickname. This name is not available for Lions purchased with Diamonds. Special names were also given to the animals received from the Snow Leopard and Arctic Wolf gift cards.
Lions were the first animal to come to Jamaa via a membership gift card.
They are currently the biggest animal from the cat family in Jamaa, though in real life, the tiger is the biggest.
There is only a male version of the lion, however, a female lioness was seen in an Animal Jam coloring page alongside a lion cub.
Many items seem to glitch through the Lion’s mane, primarily neck items and head items. This is most likely due to the fact that the lion has no visible neck, and that the mane gets in the way.