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  Asiatic Lion Information Centre - The Lion of India
This depiction of a lion eventually became the symbol for the modern Republic of India.
Because of the strained circumstances, the lion population began preying on the human population in the area.
Asiatic lions are slightly smaller than their African cousins, although the largest Asiatic lion on record was an imposing 2.9 m in length.
www.asiatic-lion.org /intro.html   (649 words)

  
  Africanlions.com
The Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) This sub-species that once ranged from Greece to central India though is now only found in national parks and zoos, once the Asiatic Lion roamed most of central Asi a and concentrated around India mostly.
Because of the strained circumstances, the lion population began preying on the human population in the area.
Asiatic lions are slightly smaller than their African cousins, although the largest Asiatic lion on record was an imposing 2.9 m in length.
www.africanlions.co.uk /asiatic/info.htm   (628 words)

  
 Lions; Types of lions include-African lions, Asiatic lion, American Lions, Mountain Lion, cave lion, Leopard, White ...
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.
In African lions the mane is very thick and usually covers the ears (unlike the mane of the Asiatic lion, where the ears can be seen).
www.planet-pets.com /plntlion.htm   (834 words)

  
 Asiatic Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) is a subspecies of lion.
This Asiatic Lion subspecies (Panthera leo persica) is also known as the Indian Lion in India and even though it became recently extinct in Iran and elsewhere in middle east it is still called the Persian Lion in Iran.
Lions are believed to have died out within the borders of present-day Greece in A.D. The european population is generally considered part of the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) group, but others consider it a separate subspecies, the European lion (Panthera leo europaea).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asiatic_Lion   (744 words)

  
 Indian Lion,Asiatic Lions in India,King Lions in India,Indian Wild Lions
The Indian lion is another name for the Asiatic lion, Panthera leo persica, the sub-species that once ranged from Greece to central India.
In addition to the lion population, the Gir PA comprises of leopards, antelope, deer, jackals, hyenas, and marsh crocodiles.
At the present time the Gir national Park and Lion Sanctuary is the only place to see the Asiatic lions in the wild, and the Indian government is very active to do more to make this distinct spectacle visible to tourists and wildlife lovers.
www.wild-india.com /IndianAnimals/indian-lion.html   (757 words)

  
 CSG Species Accounts: Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
These Asiatic lions are genetically distinct from the lions of Sub-Saharan Africa, although the difference is not large, being smaller than the genetic distance between human racial groups.
Based on genetic distance, the Asiatic lion is estimated to have separated from the African population as recently as 100,000 years ago, not long enough for reproductive incompatibilities to have evolved (O’Brien et al.
In addition, male Asiatic lions have only moderate mane growth at the top of the head, so that their ears are always visible, while many African males develop full manes which completely obscure the ears.
lynx.uio.no /lynx/catsgportal/cat-website/catfolk/asaleo02.htm   (686 words)

  
 The Asiatic or Persian Lion (Panthera leo persica, Meyer 1826) in Palestine and the Arabian and Islamic Region
The Asiatic or Persian Lion (Panthera leo persica) is a subspecies of lion (Panthera leo).
Asiatic lions seldom come into contact with Indian tigers, which don’t live in the Gir region as this forest is hotter and more arid than the habitat preferred by the tiger.
Lions are believed to have died out within the borders of present-day Greece in A.D. And also there was a population in the Caucasus that became extinct in the 10th century.
www.geocities.com /jaffacity/Asiatic_Lion.html   (4927 words)

  
 SZG Docents: Complementing educational efforts of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In behaviour, the Asiatic lion is similar to the African lion.
Asiatic lions previously ranged over a large part of Iran, Iraq and east India in teak forests surrounded by open lands.
Asiatic Lion in the Species Survival Commission Cat Specialist Group webpage: tons of detailed info, fantastic photos, charts, and links.
www.szgdocent.org /resource/aa/cats/a-liona.htm   (479 words)

  
 Lion - WikiFur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae.
Lions are predatory carnivores who live in family groups, called prides, consisting of related females, their cubs of both sexes, and one or more unrelated males who mate with the adult females.
Barbary lions were the largest of the lion sub-species, and were kept by Roman emperors - who ordered the capture of literally thousands of individuals to fight in the gladiator arenas.
furry.wikia.com /wiki/Lion   (491 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Uncontrolled and unplanned breeding among lions in captivity, practised for decades until the mid-1990s, resulted in the birth of hundreds of hybrid lions in the zoos.
While African lions are larger, have darker coats and thicker manes than their Asian cousins, zoo directors ignored such differences while acquiring the lions to build up their stock, says a senior CZA officer.
The scientists were able to trace the lineage of some of their hybrid lions to two lions sent by the Trivandrum zoo to the US a few years earlier.
www.telegraphindia.com /1041226/asp/opinion/story_4175563.asp   (1651 words)

  
 Lion
The lion is to be found in parts of eastern and southern Africa and is commonly protected in reserves, although hunting is still common.
The Asiatic Lion (P.l.persica), once to be found throughout India, the Middle East and Southern Asia, is today, only to be found in the Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat, western India, where the population is estimated to be in the region of 290.
In general the lion is listed in CITES Appendix 2 although certain sub-species of the African lion are endangered and the Barbary lion and Cape lion have become extinct.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /agarman/lion.htm   (673 words)

  
 Asiatic Lions @ nationalgeographic.com
Now lions hold only a small fraction of their former habitat, and Asiatic lions, a subspecies that split from African lions perhaps 100,000 years ago, hang on to an almost impossibly small slice of their former domain.
Asiatic lions have long adorned currency and coats of arms as symbols of nations and nobility.
An academic paper on the lion as a symbol—“From Princely Symbol to Conservation Icon: A Political History of the Lion in India,” by Mahesh Rangarajan, of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, India.
www.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0106/feature3   (1450 words)

  
 OKC Zoo | Exhibits | Lions
Lion cubs are born with dark spots all over their bodies that may camouflage them from predators.
Lions live in family groups called prides, which are commonly defined as groups of resident females, their offspring and attendant males which share an area and interact.
Coalitions of male Asiatic lions are temporary and may defend territories, within which several groups of lionesses and their young may be found.
www.okczoo.com /exhi_catf_lion.htm   (844 words)

  
 Lions
The white lion is not an albino, it carrys the recessive white gene.
The Indian lion is another name for this lion, a sub-species that once lived from Greece to central India.
Lions were forced to hunt for prey by killing humans.
telacommunications.com /www/wildside/lions.htm   (1230 words)

  
 Asiatic Lion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Asiatic lions (panthera leo persica) are genetically distinct from African lions, though the difference is not large.
Along with the fact that Asiatic lions of both sexes are smaller than African lions, male Asiatic lions only have moderate mane growth, so that their ears are always visible; the manes seen in African lions are a great deal fuller.
Prides of Asiatic lions tend to be smaller than prides of African lions, too -- usually around 2 to 5 females.
www.indiamuck.com /lion.html   (119 words)

  
 On the lion's trail
The Asiatic lion once roamed the vast stretches of the scrub jungle, from West Asia to peninsular India.
In the Biblical story of Daniel, the lions that were in the den into which the prophet was thrown were of the Asiatic variety.
While dealing with the lion census, or rather, estimate, the author handles an important issue - of the methods to be adopted in estimating the population of a predator such as the lion.
www.hinduonnet.com /fline/fl2211/stories/20050603000107200.htm   (1224 words)

  
 The Lion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Asiatic Lion, although not as large as it's African cousin, is also a large and strong enough to draw awe stricken gazes from it's viewers.
Lions have an extremely well developed sense of sight and hearing and use this very well to their advantage while hunting.
The Asiatic Lion, now only found in Gir, has grown fonder of hunting the cattle belonging to local herdsmen than of the other swifter animals available in the forest.
www.wildlywise.com /gnp_lion.htm   (253 words)

  
 Lion Web Resources for Students
The lion is a magnificent animal that appears as a symbol of power, courage and nobility on family crests, coats of arms and national flags in many civilizations.
Lions are the only social big cats, living in prides comprised mostly of females and young, and led by a dominant adult male.
Caring for these lions and drawing attention to the plight of the lions in Africa and India became a new campaign for the Foundation and the Big Cat Project was born.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/lions.htm   (1075 words)

  
 Asiatic Lion Information Centre
The Asiatic Lion Information Centre provides a central resource for information about one of India's most endangered big cats and the conservation efforts in progress to try to save it.
There is also a gallery with pictures of some of the lions in zoos supporting the breeding programme.
The Asiatic Lion Information Centre is an independent website, maintained by Nigel Hodgetts to support the European Asiatic Lion Breeding Programme and all Asiatic lion conservation programmes.
www.asiatic-lion.org   (210 words)

  
 ADW: Panthera leo: Information
Lions are large cats with short, tawny coats, white underparts, and long tails with a fl tuft at the end.
Lions have the cognitive ability to recognize individuals and to interact with other lions to benefit their own survival.
It is not clear to what extent lions regulate their prey population; some studies have shown that food availability plays a larger role in regulating prey populations than consumption by lions.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Panthera_leo.html   (3354 words)

  
 Asiatic Lion,Gir National Park,Gir Forest,Asiatic Lions India,Indian Lions,Wildlife Tour India
The Asiatic lion, in India, is now found in only one pocket located in the Gir National Park of the state of Gujarat.
The Asiatic lions however have a bushier overall coat and also have longer tufts of hair at the end of the tail and on the elbow joints.
The bonding among a family of lions is extremely strong with aunts and sisters helping in the bringing up of all young.
www.indiawildliferesorts.com /asiatic-lion.html   (667 words)

  
 Lion Adoptions
Lions are the most social and best studied of the large cats and mankind has regarded these great predators with awe for thousands of years.
Humans are the main reason for lion decline, with large areas of the lions range appropriated for cultivation or for human habitation.
By adopting a lion you are helping to support the work of conservation groups, providing vital funding necessary to carry out their campaigning and efforts to improve and preserve the wildlife and their habitat.
www.adoption.co.uk /lion/index.html   (315 words)

  
 Asiatic lion- a struggle for survival - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
All said and done, the biggest threat facing the Asiatic lion is that the forest cover of Gir not spacious enough for the species to flourish.
As a result, lions have started straying beyond their sanctuary boundaries and killing and maiming cattle and local population.
The increasing beast-man conflict is casting its gloomy shadow on the future survival of the Asiatic lion.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/dec09/snt9.asp   (436 words)

  
 African Lion
Lions often have several different colors in their mane, and captive lions have been observed to have some red and gold colors.
Asiatic lions usually have a 'belly fold' hanging loosely below their bodies, while this is rare in the African ssp's.
The highest concentration of lions is in the parks of northern Tanzania and in the vicinity of Kruger National Park in South Africa.
www.thefcf.com /species/lionstart.asp?key=302   (2478 words)

  
 ASIATIC LION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Based on genetic distance, the Asiatic lion is estimated to have separated from the African population as recently as 100,000 years ago, not long enough for reproductive incompatibilities to have evolved.
By the turn of the century, the Asiatic lion was confined to the Gir Forest, where it was protected by the Nawab of Junagadh in his private hunting grounds.
The Asiatic lion currently exists as a single population, and is thus vulnerable to extinction from unpredictable events, such as an epidemic or large forest fire.
www.il-st-acad-sci.org /mammals/cat1002b.html   (751 words)

  
 Lion Facts
Lions are also expert scavengers, and obtain as much as 40 percent of their food by stealing it from other predators, or finding already dead animals.
Lions do hunt during the day, and their best statistical chance of a single animal making a kill is when they stumble across a lone prey animal who is caught by surprise.
Asiatic lions are a bit smaller than their African counterparts, and the males tend to have scruffier manes.
www.lionlmb.org /lion/lionfact.html   (5943 words)

  
 Archived conservation news articles on Asiatic Lion
The Asiatic Lion is confined in India to the Gir sanctuary spread over 1,882-square kilometre area in the coastal district of Junagarh in Gujarat.
Ahmedabad, October 19: An Asiatic lion and a leopard were found dead by forest officials on Tuesday evening in Jasadhar range of Gir sanctuary in Amreli...
Officials said that the Asiatic lion sanctuary will be closed to the public during April 21-27 to conduct the census.
conservation.mongabay.com /news/Asiatic_Lion.htm   (1325 words)

  
 Asiatic Lion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Asiatic Lion "panthera leo persicus" was at one time found in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and India.
Asiatic Lion Information Centre The home of the European Asiatic Lion breeding programme and picture gallery.
The Asiatic Lion Fund To secure the survival of the Asiatic Lion.
www.cat1234.com /id19.htm   (78 words)

  
 Asiatic Lion,Babber Sher,Asiatic Lion In India,Indian Lion
Close rendezvous with the Asiatic Lion, the Royal Bengal Tiger, and the Indian Rhino are lifetime experiences, which remain, engrave in the memory of every visitor.
It is not unusual to come across a family of a lion, lioness and three to four cubs under a shady tree or near a water hole.
The breeding season of the Asiatic Lion is from October to November.
www.indiasite.com /wildlife/mammals/asiaticlion.html   (308 words)

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