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  Cave lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 (520 lb) and 400 kg (880 lb), and a typical female weighing 175 kg (385 lb).
(2004): Molecular phylogeny of the extinct cave lion Panthera leo spelaea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cave_lion   (587 words)

  
 Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
The Lion of Judah on the emblem of Jerusalem
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lion   (2421 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.
At length I left the cave, was apprehended, brought to Rome, and condemned to encounter a lion in the amphitheatre.
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)

  
 HKHPE 11 02   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Late Pleistocene lions are known from Siberia and ranged east as far as the Kolyma River, and so it seems that a continuous population extended across Beringia during glacial phases.
Cave lion remains are known from deposits of Illinoian and Wisconsin age.
That distance is of little significance considering the wide-ranging habits of those lions, their adaptability to cool climate and the fact that they were able to pursue bison, horse and mammoth herds spreading across the grassy Bering Isthmus which existed during late Pleistocene glaciations.
hanskrause.de /HKHPE/hkhpe_11_02.htm   (4406 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   (875 words)

  
 Journey Into Amazing Caves
Cave and Basin is, as the name says, a cave with a hot spring inside.
The entrance of the cave is in a pub.
One of the world's longest and most complex caves and 28,295 acres of mixed-grass prairie, ponderosa pine forest, and associated wildlife are the main features of the park.
www.amazingcaves.com /learn_visit.html   (1367 words)

  
 Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul - The Labors of Hercules - V - The Slaying of the Nemean Lion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Suddenly, upon a cave he came and from the cave there came a lusty roar, a rumbling savage voice which seemed to bid him stay or lose his life.
He killed the lion and stripped its skin, shewing it to the people, without the entrance of the cave.
He laid the lion's skin beneath the feet of him who was the Teacher of his life, and gained permission to wear the skin in place of that already worn and used.
laluni.helloyou.ws /netnews/bk/hercules/herc1028.html   (1022 words)

  
 Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre - American Lion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A small cave lion head from Dolni Vestonice, Czechoslovakia shows two stab holes (implying ritual killing?) made in the wet clay of the model before it was fired.
Another hint that cave lions were hunted by people is apparent in a group of three lions engraved on the wall of Lascaux Cave, France.
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)

  
 Serbia Info / Encyclopedia / Explore Caves
The total length of the cave is estimated to be 400-500 m.
Traces of the Paleolithic man were found in it, as well as the remains of fauna from the Ice Age and the bones of 20 animal species: the cave bear, cave lion, mammoth, leopard, hyena, deer and others.
The cave has been turned into an underground museum of the Paleolithic man. In the Archaeological passage, the evolution of Paleolithic man is shown and in the largest hall a family of the Risovaca man around the hearth has been reconstructed in polyester.
www.serbia-info.com /enc/caves/risovaca.html   (171 words)

  
 The Nemean Lion
It's been said that this lion was the guardian of the palace of goddess Selini (moon), and one day in her anger she kicked the lion down to earth.
The cave had two entrances, so Hercules blocked off one entrance to the lion's cave to trap the beast inside and crawled into the close confines where it would have to fight face to face with his club as his only weapon.
He then skinned the lion and wore the lion's skin as a cloak and its gaping jaws as a helmet and marched to Tiryns and into the palace.
www.steliart.com /hercules_nemean_lion.html   (477 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)

  
 Spiritual Astrology: Leo
Then he chased the lion into the cave through the unblocked opening and, leaving all weapons behind, even the club which he had himself made, he entered the cave and with his two hands choked the lion to death.
Perhaps the mystery of the sphinx is connected with this, for in the sphinx we have the lion with a woman's head, Leo with Virgo, the symbol of the lion or kingly soul, and its relation to the matter or Mother aspect.
Hercules, the aspirant, the soul, symbolized the lion, the prince, the king, the ruler, and because of this he symbolically wore the lion's skin.
www.spiritualpsychotherapy.net /spiritualastrologyleo   (4205 words)

  
 Show Caves of the United States: Sea Lion Caves
The cave itself is a huge sea cave at the dramatic Oregon coastline.
The cave itself is used primarily during the fall and winter months and is called the hauling area.
The cave is said to be the largest sea cave in the world, which is definitely untrue.
www.showcaves.com /english/usa/showcaves/SeaLion.html   (357 words)

  
 Sabertooth's Pride   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cave lions had short manes, faint stripes, and stubby tails.
Depictions of lion headed shamans wearing lion pelts as well as lion skulls found in caves suggest a strong shamanic function.
While still dangerous, the cave lion was a more approachable aspect than the sabertooth.
groups.msn.com /SabertoothsPride/theprimordials.msnw   (385 words)

  
 UMBC CSEE Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The fox, the wolf and the lion -- a fable
Scene: It's a fine sunny day in the forest, and a lion is sitting outside his cave, lying lazily in the sun.
The lion disappears into his cave, and after a while he comes back with the watch which is running perfectly.
www.cs.umbc.edu /www/graduate/fable2.shtml   (287 words)

  
 Story Arts | Aesop's ABC | Visiting The Lion's Cave
There once was a lion who was too lazy to hunt for his food.
He pretended to be very sick and announced to all the animals that he was soon to die.
When fox arrived to pay his last respects, he stopped in front of the cave's entrance and looked closely at the ground.
www.storyarts.org /library/aesops/stories/visiting.html   (134 words)

  
 Caves
There are thousands of caves in the United States, including a number of spectacular proportions.
The caves began as water made cracks in the limestone and the cracks got bigger and bigger.
Print out the list of caves in the United States and ask each of your students (or, have them work in pairs) to choose a cave to learn about, from the Sea Lion Cave in Oregon to Crystal Cave in Pennsylvania.
teacher.scholastic.com /lessonrepro/lessonplans/theme/caves03.htm   (341 words)

  
 American Lion - Panthera Leo Atrox- Pleistocene
AMERICAN LION (panthera leo atrox) This extinct lion was found in throughout North America as well as northern South America.
The cave lion stock that gave rise to American lions probably entered Alaska from Siberia.
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.dinosaurcorporation.com /quaternary12.html   (394 words)

  
 Lion -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The male lion, easily recognized by his mane, may weigh up to 250 kg (550 lb).
His hunting skills can be seen when we look at nomadic lions, who has yet to capture a pride of their own.
Whoever kills the prey, however, the male usually eats his full first with the rest of the pride staying at respectful distance.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Lion   (2207 words)

  
 The Clan of the Cave Bear
Other standard features: beauteous cave women, with nice teeth, mascara, hairdos and fur bikinis; the Neanderthals being represented by straggly Brunettes, and the more advanced tribe being attractive blondes; and a climatic cataclysmic earthquake or volcanic eruption, destroying the weak and corrupt (and some dinosaurs, of course), leaving the survivors purged of the bad element.
A lion appears (presumably this was meant to be "exciting") and chases her into a small fissure.
Ayla takes refuge in her secret cave, but doesn’t light a fire, as they don’t want to give the audience the idea that the exile is a cakewalk or anything.
www.jabootu.com /clancavebear.htm   (7820 words)

  
 Ancient Pantherines
Species such as tigers, lion, and leopards now confined to certain continents were once present in locations that today seem odd to us such as Europe or North America.
North American lions ranged as far south as Peru, and were larger than modern African lions.
Like those of North America, these 'cave lions' (as they are often referred to) were larger than their African descendants.
www.bluelion.org /ancient_pantherines.htm   (777 words)

  
 Folktales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The king of the jungle, the lion, lived in a big dark cave at the foot of the hill.
While this was happening in the lion’s cave, some hunters were laying a trap for the king, a short distance away.
The fat mouse who was sleeping in the king’s cave, heard the angry roar of the lion.
www.pitara.com /talespin/folktales/online.asp?story=13   (837 words)

  
 The Fox and The Sick Lion
The Lion once announced he was sick and summoned the animals to come and hear his last Will and Testament.
Soon the Lion seemed to recover, and came to the mouth of his cave.
After many of the beasts had thus disappeared, the Fox discovered the trick and presenting himself to the Lion, stood on the outside of the cave, at a respectful distance, and asked him how he was.
tomsdomain.com /aesop/id51.htm   (378 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And the most unusual thing about the lion’s main was that it was blonde around the face.
Another difference between Barbary lions is that Barbary lions had gray eyes whereas the African lion’s eyes are brown.
Some of the Eurasian cave lion’s fossils are over 1 million years old.
bogglesworld.com /graded_reading_materials/two_extinct_lions.doc   (559 words)

  
 Joseph Leidy: Panthera atrox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In fact, it was larger than the extinct European cave lion, which until then had been the largest known member of cat family.
American lions were the largest members of the cat family.
William Henry Huntington of Natchez, Mississipi, donated the lion fossil to the Society in 1836.
www.acnatsci.org /museum/leidy/paleo/panthera.html   (324 words)

  
 Flora and Fauna of Caves: Cave Lion
The Cave Lion (Pantera leo) lived about 900,000 to 10,000 BP in Europe.
This so called European Lion is also called Cave Lion, because it lived in natural caves during the winter.
There are several cave paintings of European lions, although they are rather rare, compared to other animals.
www.showcaves.com /english/explain/Biology/PanteraLeo.html   (216 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children): Books: Jean M. Auel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cold, hungry, and badly injured by a cave lion, the little girl is as good as gone until she is discovered by a group who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear.
The Clan of the Cave Bear is changed with the presence of a new comer to the clan that is a female and looks totally different from the rest of the clan.
Her prodigious research and the painstaking re-creation of the spiritual, physical, and mental aspects of a Neanderthal tribe is quite breathtaking in its believability and its humanity, and it is this portion of the book which deserves the most praise.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0517542021?v=glance   (2386 words)

  
 Re: lion vs tiger -- The lair of the cave lion
Re: lion vs tiger -- The lair of the cave lion
2)male lions however are crap predators, because they have hevily built shoulders and tall head which are better for fighting.
5)lions are used to confrontation with other large male lions, and have learnt to fight without attacking uselessly around the mane-this is what tigers have not mastered.
www.voy.com /23765/37.html   (461 words)

  
 Chapter Lion <i>to</i> Lion of L by Brewer's Phrase & Fable
Chapter Lion to Lion of L by Brewer's Phrase and Fable
There was one which the keepers could not tame; but no sooner did Sir George appear than it manifested every symptom of joy.
   Mark the Evangelist is symbolised by a lion, because he begins his gospel with the scenes of John the Baptist and Jesus in the Wilderness.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/255/1177/23256/1.html   (839 words)

  
 Oxford World's Classics (Aesop's Fables)
He pretended to be sick, which was just a ruse to make the other animals come pay their respects so that he could eat them all up, one by one.
The fox also came to see the lion, but she greeted him from outside the cave.
Note: The tracks leading into the lion's cave were a well-known cliche in the ancient world (e.g., Horace, Epistles 1.1.74-5: 'The footsteps frighten me: they all face in towards you with none coming back out').
www.mythfolklore.net /aesopica/oxford/18.htm   (143 words)

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