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Lions are a breed of villager in the Animal Crossing series. They are one of three types of large cat that appear in the games. They have small ears set high on their heads, broad rectangular noses, and also possess tufts of fur at the end of their tails, similarly to the elephants, rhinos, and bovines. So far, all lion villagers are male, and they all have manes like real life male lions. There are currently no female lions.
There are nine lion villagers so far. There are four jock lions, two cranky lions, one lazy lion, and two smug lions, one of whom, Leopold, was previously a jock. Out of all the lions, only Aziz and Jubea are absent from Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo.
- As Bud (who debuted in Doubutsu no Mori+) was the only lion to return in Animal Crossing: Wild World, the lion is one of the two villager species where none of the villagers who debuted in Doubutsu no Mori returned in said game. The other species with this distinction is the Bull.