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The lion's mane, the only instance of intersexual variation among the felids, usually begins a rapid develop, from a small tawny ruff at the age of two years old, into a massive thickened mass of hair often extending from the neck area to the underside of the abdomen.
The resident male lion(s) breeds with the females when they are in season, and contributes to the pride by maintaining stability by protecting the entire group from dangerous intruders.
Lions do not hunt by scent, although their sense of smell is excellent, they often approach prey from an upwind location thereby alerting the prey and ending the hunt.
home.globalcrossing.net /~brendel/lion.html   (3788 words)

 Armoria patriæ - Cape Colony
Firstly, the lion (Leo leo) is indigenous to South Africa – indeed, a subspecies, the fl-maned Cape lion (Leo leo capensis), had been endemic to the colony until it was hunted to extinction in 1842 (the last lion in the Cape Colony, shot near Colesberg).
Lions also appear in the arms of England and Scotland (see Great Britain), the Principality of Wales (see the arms of Prince Charles), the Kingdom of the Netherlands and several of the Dutch provinces.
This colony was annexed to the Cape Colony in 1866.
www.geocities.com /haigariep/CapeCol.html   (2976 words)

The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the panthera genus.
Other extinct subspecies are the Cape Lion, the European Cave Lion (subspecies Panthera leo spelaea) which coexisted with humans throughout the last Ice Age, and the American lion (subspecies Panthera leo atrox), a close relative of the European cave lion (not to be confused with the mountain lion or puma).
Lions are recurring symbols in the coat of arms of royalty and chivalry, particularly in the UK, where the lion is also a national symbol of the British people, and in Ethiopia, where it is a symbol of the Monarchy.
www.solarnavigator.net /animal_kingdom/mammals/lions.htm   (2730 words)

 Lion - WikiFur, the furry encyclopedia - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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   (509 words)

 Jungle Eyes Wildlife Sanctuary - Lions
Cape lion - Panthera leo melanochaita; extinct in 1860.
Lions are recurring symbols in the coat of arms of royalty and chivalry, particularly in the UK, where the lion is also a national symbol of the British people.
Project Life Lion was initiated in 1995 to minimize the threats of rabies and CDV to wild carnivores in the Serengeti National Park, through a program of mass dog vaccination in villages bordering the park.
www.jungledomain.org /lions.htm   (2241 words)

 Recently Extinct Animals - Species Info - Cape Lion
Cape Lions were the largest and darkest of sub-Saharan lions and the males stood out by their very long and heavy mane, which was nearly fl, except for a more brownish fringe around the face.
The exact year of extinction of the Cape Lion is unknown, although it is said that the last Cape Lion seen in the Cape Province was killed in 1858, and the last of the subspecies was hunted down in Natal by one General Bisset in Natal, in 1865.
Mitochondrial DNA research in 2006 revealed that the old specimen in the Zoological Museum Amsterdam (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), tentatively identified as a Cape lion (van Bree 1998), contained the Indian marker, and thus is not a Cape lion.
www.petermaas.nl /extinct/speciesinfo/capelion.htm   (1744 words)

 lion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Because the lion sire passes on a growth-promoting gene, but the corresponding growth-inhibiting gene from the female lion is absent, ligers grow larger than either parent.
Although lions are not native to China, lions appear in the art of China and the Chinese people believe that lions protect humans from evil spirits, hence the Chinese New Year Lion Dance to scare away demons and ghosts.
The Lion of Judah on the emblem of Jerusalem
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 Cape Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cape Lion Panthera leo melanochaitus is an extinct subspecies of lion.
Cape "fl-maned" Lions ranged along the Cape of Africa on the southern tip of the continent.
Early authors justified ‘‘distinct’’ subspecific status of the Cape lion on believe that the seemingly fixed external morphology of the Cape lions (male’s huge mane extending behind shoulders and covering belly, and the distinctive fl tips to the lion's ears).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cape_Lion   (375 words)

 Barbary Lion or Cape Lion? Meet TIGER TOUCH exotic feline sanctuary's own Rocky the Lion, brought to you by Foothill ...
Lions have 30 teeth at adulthood, and these teeth are specific for cutting through the tough skin and tendons of their prey, as lions do not chew, but rather swallow their meals in chunks.
The original Cape Lion did not survive long into the second half of the 19th century and was the first of the African lion subspecies to become extinct.
Lions are generally thought to be the only members of the cat family to form social groups called prides in which a number of females and a male or two demonstrate remarkable cooperation.
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 african hunting lion hunting facts and tips
The lion all share traits that set them apart from their sub-Saharan cousins, the lion we are used to seeing and have got used to today.
In fact, the Cape lion was probably the most impressive of all African lion in size and by the mane it carried.
Lion tend to follow big herds and it is not uncommon to find Lion spoor when on the track of a herd of buffalo.
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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.
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 The Wild Habitat - Lion (Panthera leo)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The purpose of the mane is thought to make the lion look stronger and more fearsome, which seemingly has worked as the lion has always been a symbol of royalty and strength.
Lions are the most social of all the felids, and live in organized groups called prides which can hold four to forty members.
Lions generally preys on medium size animals such as zebras, gazelle, and wildebeest, but are only successful five out of twenty attemps.
library.thinkquest.org /11234/lion_any.html   (688 words)

 Has Rare Lion of Africa's Cape Eluded Extinction?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
His imagination was fired by stories of massive lions attempting to scale the walls of the 17th-century Dutch castle that was built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck, the city's founder.
He found many lions that were close matches to the Cape lion, but none that looked exactly like the sturdy, massive animals he had read much about.
Cape lions develop their manes earlier than most lions; eventually these distinctive fl manes extend down the back and over the belly.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2001/07/0726_capelion.html   (781 words)

 Global Sporting Safaris | African Lion Species Locator
It is thought that the Moroccan lions are direct descendents of the Barbary lion that used to roam north Africa and they have been sold to numerous zoos around the world.
The north African lion are reminiscent of the Cape lion, shot to extinction around the 1850s except the latter was bigger in body and darker in mane.
If lion hunting in these countries is banned, then wild lion populations will take a hit as governments look to cash in on the demand by raising lion quota and pressurising hunting concession owners.
www.gssafaris.com /africa/lion.html   (1543 words)

 Lion's Head (Cape Town) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 17th century the peak was known as Leeuwen Kop (Lion's Head) by the Dutch, and Signal Hill was known as Leeuwen Staart (Lion's Tail), as the shape resembles a crouching lion or a sphinx.
Lion's Head is known for spectacular views over the city, and the hour-long walk to the top is particularly popular during full moon.
Lions Head is covered in natural fynbos vegetation and supports a variety of small animals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lion's_Head_(Cape_Town)   (270 words)

 Cape Lion - Panthera leo melanochaitus
Cape Lions ranged along the Cape of Africa on the southern tip of the continent.
The last Cape Lion seen in Cape Province was killed in 1858, but the last of the species was hunted down in Natal by one General Bisset in 1865.
Lion prey consists mostly of pigs, deer, antelope, buffalo and other ungulates being large and small hooved mammals.
www.tigerhomes.org /animal/cape-lion.cfm   (146 words)

 The Barbary and Cape Lions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The passing of the European Lion left the later-to-come Roman Empire with a bit of a problem…they needed someone to feed the Christians to, and, since they were busy logging in North Africa anyway, the Barbary got the job.
It was in 1700 that the last lion in the Pashalik of Tripoli was killed.
The lions that turn out to be the long-lost Cape or Barbary subspecies will, hopefully, be put into breeding programs for possible re-introduction into their home territories…or what's left of them anyway.
users.aristotle.net /~swarmack/nslions.html   (851 words)

 Lion Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The researchers who discovered this theorize that this may be typical of the lion that lived in the holy lands, and may explain some of the untypical traits of the lion mentioned in biblical texts.
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.
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 Animal Planet :: Lions Return to Cape
Derman said that the new cats are the closest living relatives to the extinct fl mane Cape lion.
The older lions are being kept in a one-hectare (2.5-acre) area to get them acclimatized to the surroundings.
He said the lions would indirectly help the reserve establish a rehabilitation center for the rare and endangered Cape vulture.
animal.discovery.com /news/afp/20031013/lions.html   (355 words)

 Lion's Head Inn Cape Cod Massachusetts
While the early 1800's dwelling has been expanded and updated over the years, adding to the comfort of guests, much of the original Cape Cod architecture and romantic charm remain.
Come back to 'whence you came' and enjoy the feel of the Cape while relaxing in one of six comfortable guest rooms or two fully equipped cottages at Lion's Head Inn.
Lion's Head Inn is a member of the Massachusetts Lodging Association, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Harwich Chamber of Commerce and Harwich Accommodations Association.
www.capecodinns.com   (218 words)

 Camps Bay Self Catering House Accommodation, SUN LION VILLA, Cape Town Western Cape South Africa
Sun Lion Villa, with its original and inspired architecture, is a house built to maximize the appreciation of the landscape that surrounds it.
Ideally located, Sun Lion Villa is a short 2 minute drive from the beaches and only 5 minutes from the city, reachable via Kloof Neck, which separates Table Mountain and Lion's Head.
On your way to the Cape, why not pass by Boulders and visit the penguins in their natural habitat.
www.wheretostay.co.za /sunlionvilla   (1366 words)

 signal hill - lion's head - cape town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Lion's Head is connected by a lion's body to the rump, which is known as Signal Hill.
There is a road leading to the summit and it is from this vantage point that stunning views over Cape Town and the surrounding areas can be appreciated.
Signal Hill is the perfect place from which to view Cape Town in all its wonder.
www.intoweb.co.za /relais/signalhill.html   (303 words)

 Cape Cod Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Separated from the Massachusetts mainland by two heavily trafficked bridges over the Cape Cod Canal (17½ mi long and, at 480 ft wide, the world's widest sea-level canal), the Cape is always likened in shape to an outstretched human arm bent at the elbow, its Provincetown fist turned back toward the mainland.
Through the creation of National Historic districts, in which change is kept to a minimum to preserve the area's historic integrity, similar protection has been extended to the Cape's oldest and loveliest man-made additions.
One of the most important and eye-pleasing districts is the Old King's Highway (Route 6A), on the Cape's north shore, where some of the Cape's first towns were incorporated in the mid-1600s.
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 Cape Town City Bowl Accommodation,Cape Town Hotels,Western Cape,South Africa Accommodation
All these attractions can be reached on foot.The conical mountain west of Table Mountain is called "Lion's Head" (apparently because the last Cape lion was shot there in 1923), and the pass between the two mountains is "Kloof Nek".
The "Bo Kaap" or "Cape Malay Quarter" belongs to the culturally and historically most interesting parts of Cape Town.
Life there is relatively quiet with a view of city and harbour or of Table Mountain and is, of course, close to the centre.
cybercapetown.com /WesternCape/CapeTownCityBowl   (629 words)

 Cape Ann lodging & vacation rentals located in Gloucester, MA - The Sea Lion Motel
The Sea Lion Motel is conveniently located on Route 127 in East Gloucester.
Discover the beauty and history of Cape Ann's rocky shores, white beaches, historic art colonies and galleries.
Whale watches, fishing, harbor cruises, museums and beaches are readily accessible in Gloucester and throughout Cape Ann.
www.sealionmotel.com   (305 words)

Only two sub species of lion possessed the lush dark belly fringe that extends throughout the groin with a golden halo around the royal face, becoming their most identifiable trait.
The smaller Cape Lion was found through southern Africa from the Cape of Good Hope to the province of Natal.
Noboyuki Yamaguchi is at the heart of the scientific efforts for the Barbary Lion genetics.
www.barbarylion.com /introduction.htm   (468 words)

 Never Yet Melted » Mountain Lion Near Cape May, New Jersey?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Atlantic City Press reports unsubstantiated sightings of a mountain lion in Upper Township, New Jersey.
State Police in Woodbine and the Cape May County Park & Zoo are aware of the rumored sightings.
Out here in Silicon Valley, highly substantiated sightings, like the case of the mountain lion shot out of a front yard tree in Palo Alto, are far from rare.
neveryetmelted.com /?p=1440   (704 words)

 Free Knitting Pattern: Homespun® Cape
Lion Brand Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Needles
If desired, sew hook and eye to top of cape to close.
Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete.
www.lionbrand.com /patterns/khs-cape.html   (603 words)

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