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  Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre - American Lion
American lions were characterized by their enormous size and relatively long, slender limbs.
Obviously, American lions had their problems for two specimens from the Yukon show severe damage (large swellings of bone indicate healing after impact) to the front of the lower jaws.
American and cave lions became extinct about 10,000 years ago, perhaps mainly because of the earlier extinction of some of their large herbivorous prey, and their rather specialized hunting and feeding habits.
www.beringia.com /02/02maina5.html   (1334 words)

  Cave lion Information
The cave lion, also known as the European or Eurasian cave lion, is an extinct feline known from fossils and a wide variety of prehistoric art.
The cave lion averaged 3.5 m (11.5 ft) in length, with a typical male weighing between 335 kg (735 lb) and 400 kg (880 lb), and a typical female weighing 175 kg (385 lb).
It was larger than both its close relative the American lion, and the modern liger, which is a hybrid (with sterile males and fertile females).
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Cave_lion   (557 words)

 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Lion (as an emblem).
Hence Jerome is typified as a lion, or as accompanied by a lion.
   The lion an emblem of the resurrection.
Another tradition is that the lion is the only animal of the cat tribe born with its eyes open, and it is said that it sleeps with its eyes open.
www.bartleby.com /81/10333.html   (688 words)

 Lions; Types of lions include-African lions, Asiatic lion, American Lions, Mountain Lion, cave lion, Leopard, White ...
Lions; Types of lions include-African lions, Asiatic lion, American Lions, Mountain Lion, cave lion, Leopard, White lions are rare.
Lions are the only cats to have tufted tails and male lions the only cat to have a mane.
Lions do seem to get a lot of pleasure from each other's company, when not under pressure, and are very affectionate and playful with each other.
www.planet-pets.com /plntlion.htm   (834 words)

 Animal Pictures Archive: Animal Photo Album
They probably were plain coloured, and males would have lacked a mane, like their close relative the Eurasian cave lion
Their bones have been found among the refuse of Paleolithic Native Americans, so hunting by humans may have also contributed to their demise.
A replica of the jaw of the first specimen of American lion
www.animalpicturesarchive.com /view.php?tid=3&did=334444   (870 words)

 Mountain Lion Foundation
The mountain lion should not be confused with its cousin, the bobcat (a smaller cat of about 22 pounds), recognizable by its spotted coat, pointed ears, and short tail.
The American lion is very territorial and their home areas can range from 25 square miles in Idaho and California to 1000 square miles in western Texas.
In California, the population of mountain lions that resides in the Santa Ana Mountains is in deep trouble, according to lion expert Dr. Paul Beier.
www.mountainlion.org /facts_faq.asp   (984 words)

 African Lion Diorama | American Museum of Natural History
Lions often scavenge kills of other predators, especially those of hyenas and cheetahs.
Lions breed when three and a half years old and the cubs, spotted at birth, are born after a 110-day gestation period.
Male lions, distinguished by their mane, average about 375 pounds in weight, while females average 265 pounds.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/dioramas/lion   (451 words)

 Digimorph - Panthera leo (lion) - adult
Panthera leo, the lion, is widely distributed in the open woodlands, grasslands, and scrub of Africa, and a single population (P.
Lions often kill large prey such as zebra and wildebeest by strangulation (closing jaws around the throat) or by suffocation (closing jaws around the muzzle).
The specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 15 December 2000 along the coronal axis for a total of 406 slices, each slice 1.05 mm thick and with an interslice spacing of 1.0 mm.
digimorph.org /specimens/Panthera_leo/adult   (760 words)

 American lion, Panthera leo atrox, Pleistocene epoch
American lion oil painting by J.Moravec is in the art collection of Dinosaur Corporation.
AMERICAN LION (panthera leo atrox) This extinct lion was found in throughout North America as well as northern South America.
For example: a carving of a man (Hohlenstein Cave, Germany) with an ivory lion mask probably depicts an attempt of a man (shaman) to gain the lion's power; a small cave lion head (Dolni Vestonice, Czech Republic) with two stab holes made in the wet clay suggests ritual killing.
store.prehistoricdinosaurs.com /lion.html   (327 words)

 SCS: South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens)
Many hundreds of thousands of South American sea lions were killed by commercial hunters in the 19th and 20th centuries, some until as late as the 1950s, and several populations were heavily depleted as a result.
Increasing levels of sea lion mortality are also associated with the rapidly expanding salmon farming industry, especially in Chile, sea lions becoming entangled in the protective nets around the farms or being shot by fish farmers to protect their stocks.
Scientists have discovered that sea lions at the port of Mar del Plata, Argentina, are badly affected by toxic chemicals and heavy metals, and are suffering from complaints such as skin infections, conjunctivitis, rhinitis and alopecia.
www.pinnipeds.org /species/samslion.htm   (1197 words)

 Return to the Ice Age - The La Brea Exploration Guide
Closely related to the modern African lion, the American lion was the largest member of the cat family found in the asphalt deposits.
Like modern felines, the American lion had a tail that was about as long as its torso-roughly four feet.
Some paleontologists see the American lion so closely related to the African lion that they have placed the two animals in the same species.
www.tarpits.org /education/guide/flora/lion.html   (144 words)

 African Lion Watch
However, an anthropology student believes an African lion -- reportedly sighted in Carter County -- could adapt to the terrain and weather given a water source and food supply.
He said if the African lion was in the wild, it was likely a pet that had been freed.
Conventional scientific wisdom holds that mountain lions are extinct from the East Coast of the United States.
www.lorencoleman.com /african_lion_watch.html   (682 words)

 American Wildlands Mountain Lion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
American Wildlands is working hard to protect these wildlife populations.
The mountain lion, also known as a cougar, panther or puma, is a tawny feline with fl-tipped ears and tail.
The mountain lion is distributed widely throughout the western U.S., including all four deserts of the American Southwest.
www.wildlands.org /l_lion.html   (225 words)

 Wild Animal Park: Lion Camp
A pride of lions sits atop a rock outcropping, watching as giraffes, rhinos, and a herd of antelope mingle on the rolling hills of the East Africa plains.
The kopje is a popular lion lounging spot on cool days because heated rocks are near the window; on warm days, the rocks are a cool place to rest while thorny acacia trees provide shade for the big cats.
The Park is committed to raising awareness about the plight of the lion by showcasing the species in the new Lion Camp habitat, and is dedicated to rejuvenating the North American lion population through a breeding and conservation program sanctioned by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan.
www.sandiegozoo.org /wap/lion_camp.html   (280 words)

 Other sea lions and fur seals
Although the South American fur seal, Arctocephalus australis, lives in the same area, there seems to be little interaction or competition.
The Southern sea lion often interferes with long line and gill net fisheries, although the extend of this interaction is unknown.
Robinson and Dennis (1988) concluded that it is very difficult to obtain an accurate estimate of the Australian sea lion population, because the colonies are scattered over remote islands.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/jaap/slions.htm   (1931 words)

 Scientific American: Lion versus Lamb   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Of the 40 sheep deaths the agency recorded during the study, 30 were caused by mountain lions.
Schubert, an independent wildlife biologist who is studying lion management policies in four Western states, says he does not "believe that a single Western state has the evidence necessary to justify its current mountain lion management practices." Many ecologists feel that the rules stem from an antiquated antipredator attitude.
Large, long-term studies of these complicated relationships are under way in California and Arizona, and the NMDGF is just beginning a DNA study of the state's lions to better estimate the size and range of the population.
www.sciam.com /print_version.cfm?articleID=0004BE48-17A0-1CD4-B4A8809EC588EEDF   (684 words)

 TR: An American Lion
For many Americans, this is the most prominent aspect of his career.
This was a major step in the gradual growth of American executive power outside the sphere of foreign policy.
As a military leader in the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was frustrated with the inability of moving American warships quickly from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean campaign.
www.history.com /classroom/tr_webcast/videos.html   (577 words)

 The Cryptid Zoo: American Lions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are a number of lions or lion-like creatures that get reported frequently in areas that are not supposed to have lions.
The Americas are the most notable of these places, since they have not had lions since prehistoric times (the cougar or "mountain lion" does not count as an American lion, since it is not a true lion).
The "jungle lion" of Peru is a red-furred lion that is regularly sighted in the Yanachaga National Park.
www.newanimal.org /amlions.htm   (197 words)

 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Sea Lion
Sea lions are also able to rotate their hind flippers forward to help them scoot along beaches and rocky shorelines.
A sea lion’s sleek body is perfect for diving deep in the ocean (up to 600 feet, or 180 meters) in search of tasty fish and squid.
At the San Diego Zoo, sea lions are fed five different types of fish: capelin, squid, pompano, mackerel, and herring.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-sea_lion.html   (1041 words)

 Literature online : the home of English and American literature on the World Wide Web. Resource Information Page
The Master index and Further web resources are structured indexes to Lion and Internet resources for English and American literature.
Lion includes Chadwyck-Healey fulltext databases: English poetry, English drama (combining English verse drama and English prose drama databases), Early English prose fiction, Editions and adaptations of Shakespeare, The Bible in English, The King James "Authorized" Version, Eighteenth-century fiction, American poetry, and African-American poetry.
Lion also includes reference databases: Annual bibliography of English language and literature; Bibliography of American literature; Webster's Third new international dictionary, unabridged; and Periodicals contents index: Literature.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/eresources/databases/2130436.html   (174 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - South American sea lion, Southern sea lion
South American sea lion pups are fl, but they develop a dark brown coat as they mature, which is a lighter brown on their chests.
South American fur seals feed on bottom-dwelling species, such as squid, fish and crustaceans.
Although no commercial hunting of South American sea lions occurs nowadays, numbers were heavily depleted during the 19th and early 20th Century.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/170.shtml   (270 words)

 lion. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.
A large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera leo) of Africa and northwest India, having a short tawny coat, a tufted tail, and, in the male, a heavy mane around the neck and shoulders.
Since lions were native to Africa, Asia, and Europe in ancient times (Aristotle tells us there were lions in Macedon in his day), we have no way of ascertaining who borrowed which word from whom.
www.bartleby.com /61/4/L0190400.html   (257 words)

 The Cryptid Zoo: Panthera Atrox
According to this view, today's lions of Africa and Asia are exactly the same species as both the cave lion of southern Europe (an animal that may have persisted until about 400 BC in small pockets) and the presumably extinct American lion.
All these varieties of lion were merely subspecies of the same lion species we have today.
Hypothetical tan-colored individuals are also used to explain the persistent sightings of American lions.
www.newanimal.org /pantheraatrox.htm   (220 words)

 American Lion
Lions, slightly larger than living African lions, once roamed America from Alaska to Peru.
Their remains have been found in Ice age deposits in the western Yukon and southern Alberta that range in Age from 20,000 to more than 70,000 years.
Paleolithic art from France and the former Soviet Union suggests that the closely related "cave lions" of Eurasia had faintly striped coats, so American lions may have had a similar appearance.
www.nature.ca /notebooks/english/amlion.htm   (104 words)

 Amazon.com: Teddy Roosevelt - An American Lion: Video: Richard Dreyfuss As the,Voice of Teddy Roosevelt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yet icon he is, for he stands for everything the ideal American should: Ambition, the drive to do what it takes to accomplish your dreams, the courage to stand up to the bully (in his case, big business) who no one else will stand up to.
Though TR was the first American to win the Nobel Prize (settling the Russo-Japanese War) and the only president to earn the Medal of Honor (charging up San Juan into a hail of bullets), these awards seem almost incidental to his simple humanity.
Former President Bill Clinton is in "Teddy Roosevelt:An American Lion" and discusses things that happened during Roosevelt's administration and the impact Roosevelt had on him.
www.amazon.com /Teddy-Roosevelt-American-Richard-Dreyfuss/dp/B000089QEI   (1449 words)

 Mountain Lion Foundation
Foundation sponsors bill in the State Legislature to ban the use of dogs for mountain lion hunting (the bill was defeated after the National Rifleman's Association made the measure its highest priority)
Foundation launches Living with Lions program to educate Californians on how to coexist with mountain lions and to introduce ideas and practical assistance that will protect lions that come into contact with people, rather than punishing them for behaving naturally.
As part of the Living with Lions program, Wolf Creek and Indian Valley 4-H club members and the Foundation celebrate 4-H's 100th birthday by completing the construction of the first cougar-proof pen designed specifically to protect goats and domestic animals from mountain lion depredation
mountainlion.org /history.asp   (1118 words)

 Lion Garden Statue Stone Finish Lawn Decoration
With his ruffled mane flowing, this stone finish lion presents the essence of the phrase.
A unique lion garden statue to complement an indoors or outdoors flower garden or arrangement and to enhance your lawn decor.
Great unique lion garden statue for the atrium, lawn decor, garden, patio, entryway, or wherever you need a garden statue to add a burst of style.
www.valuebuy.net /stone1.html   (165 words)

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