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  San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Lion
Lions are good climbers and often rest in trees, perhaps to catch a cool breeze or to get away from flies.
Lions are the only cats who live in large, social groups, called “prides.” A pride is made up of 3 to 30 lions.
Lions digest their food quickly, which allows them to return soon for a second helping after gorging themselves.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-lion.html   (1179 words)

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.
dialspace.dial.pipex.com /agarman/bco/lion.htm   (731 words)

  Lion - MSN Encarta
Lions are also known for their mighty roar, a fearsome sound that can be heard by humans more than 8 km (5 mi) away.
When a female lion is in estrus, a recurring state in which the female is receptive to sexual activity, she mates repeatedly with all of the coalition males.
Lions are more likely to hunt together to kill larger animals, such as zebras and buffalo, and usually hunt alone to kill smaller prey, such as warthogs.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566718/Lion.html   (1783 words)

  Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the genus Panthera.
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 municipal emblem of Jerusalem
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lion   (3539 words)

 Lioncrusher's Domain -- Lion (Panthera leo) facts and pictures
The lion has 30 teeth, and uses them to kill their prey by one of three ways: smaller prey is killed by snapping its neck bones, medium sized prey by severing the throat, and large prey is held by the throat and suffocated.
Male lions often roar in a low rumble that starts out with a few low moaning grunts, which is a display of territoriality to indicate to other lions that a pride lives in the area, and to stay out.
Lions have a complex greeting ceremony, in which the lions moan softly to one another, swing their heads from side to side, and have their tails raised high, which often is draped over the other lion's back.
www.lioncrusher.com /animal.asp?animal=59   (3543 words)

Lion's Roar of Queen Shrimala is a sutra summarizing this doctrine.
With a snarling lion face, she is wearing the vestments and ornaments associated with wrathful deities, including the elephant hide and human skin.
The lion was once the leader of the constellations, the procession of animal shapes we perceive in the night sky, and that is one of the reasons it is considered "King of Beasts.
www.khandro.net /animal_lion.htm   (2281 words)

 African Savannah: African Lion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Male lions have a brown mane, which tends to grow darker and fuller as the animal ages.
Lions are the only cats that live in large family groups.
A lion is a digitigrade, or toe walker; that is his heel doesn't touch the ground.
www.oaklandzoo.org /atoz/azlion.html   (721 words)

In Africa, lions are present in reduced numbers across most of the continent north of the Republic of South Africa and Namibia and south of the equator.
Lions are principally animals of savannah country, although they are found in a variety of habitats including woodland and semi-deserts.
Lions are active by day and night but hunting success is greater at night, especially if it is moonless or cloudy.
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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.
Lions are not particularly efficient hunters, successfully capturing prey consisting of medium sized ungulates including zebras, wilderbeasts and antelope in only 20 to 30% of their attempts.
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)

 Lion - GvE Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In appearance, young male lions and adult female lions are nearly identical -- though the male is often larger -- but lions of 30 or more months in age grow a large halo of hair around their shoulders, neck, and head called a mane.
Lions can attack much larger prey by either smothering the animal, preventing it from breathing, or piling onto it from various angles until one of the pack can crush the neck or head with a strong bite.
As a result, attacks by female lions on people are extremely rare, but attacks on people by male lions are actually fairly common, should a human or elf enter their territory.
www.goodvevil.com /wiki/index.php/Lion   (1078 words)

 The Wild Habitat - Lion (Panthera leo)
Lions are the most social of all the felids, and live in organized groups called prides which can hold four to forty members.
If a lion is killed by another lion trying to join the pride, the previous male's cubs will be killed to give way for the new dominate lion's offspring.
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.html   (679 words)

 ABC-KID.com - Lion Pictures For Kids
The Lion is the king of the African carnivores on the Sahara Plains.
Lion cubs are often woolly with grayish, have spotted coats, and change into their adult coat by 3 months of age.
A lion without the self assurance to meet and greet sends a signal that it doesn't belong and is treated as an intruder.
www.abc-kid.com /lion   (541 words)

 Lion - WikiFur, the furry encyclopedia
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   (395 words)

 Lion - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Lions are mentioned in the Bible for their strength (Judges 14:18), boldness (2 Samuel 17:10), ferocity (Psalms 7:2), and stealth (Psalms 10:9; Lamentations 3:10).
Therefore in prophetical references to the millennium, the lion, with the bear, wolf, and leopard, is mentioned as living in peace with the ox, calf, kid, lamb and the child (Psalms 91:13; Isaiah 11:6-8; 65:25).
It is said of certain of David's warriors (1 Chronicles 12:8) that their "faces were like the faces of lions." David's enemy (Psalms 17:12) "is like a lion that is greedy of his prey." "The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion" (Proverbs 19:12).
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T5540   (803 words)

 Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections: African lion (Panthera leo)
The Lion is a predatory carnivore which usually hunts by a slow stalk, alternately creeping and freezing, utilizing every available bit of cover; It then makes a final rush and leaps upon the prey.
The lion has at least nine distinct vocalizations, including a series of grunts that apparently serve to maintain contact as a pride moves about.
African lions proclaim their territory by roaring as well as by scent marking through urination and defecation, and by rubbing its head in a bush.
brainmuseum.org /Specimens/carnivora/lion   (633 words)

 Lion Web Resources for Students
Lions live in almost every habitat in Africa, yet their numbers are plummeting because of viruses and illegal hunting.
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)

 AWF: Wildlife: Lion
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 at one time were found from Greece through the Middle East to northern India, but today only a very small population remains in India.
Mature male lions are unique among the cat species for the thick mane of brown or fl hair encircling the head and neck.
www.awf.org /content/wildlife/detail/lion   (611 words)

The jaws are short and strong with long canine teeth that are used to quickly kill the prey, either by biting the neck and strangling or by biting the nose and suffocating.
Lions are also extremely aware of the subtle changes in posture of each other.
From 1993 to 1997, more than 1,000 lions (1/3 of the entire population of the Serengeti Parks) died from canine distemper which was spread from Masai dogs to hyenas, which acted as primary carriers.
www.honoluluzoo.org /lion.htm   (1136 words)

 Barbary Lion
Lions are the dominant carnivores in their habitat and will drive away competitors or even kill them.
Regardless of the area of Africa a lion is found in today, their DNA analysis has shown them to be the same, whereas there is a difference between African and Asian.
Lions have a uniformly tawny coat, and the shades of it may vary from light to dark.
www.bigcatrescue.org /lion.htm   (1968 words)

 Asiatic Lion Information Centre - The Lion of India
Because of the strained circumstances, the lion population began preying on the human population in the area.
In 1910 there were reported to be fewer than two dozen lions left in the wild although this low figure may have been publicised to discourage lion hunting - census data from the time indicates the population was probably closer to 100.
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)

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/bco/lion.htm   (731 words)

 Lion Statues and Sculptures from Statue.com
Lion statues are the perfect décor for protecting a home or garden.
Crowned “King of the Jungle” because of their strength, power and fearlessness, Lions have ruled the plains of Africa and maintained balance throughout the animal kingdom for centuries.
Of course, for all their popularity, the male lion is actually more of a figure head.
www.statue.com /lion-statues.html   (348 words)

 Great Cats: Lions - National Zoo| FONZ
Lions stand between three and a half and four feet tall at the shoulder.
Lions steal kills from hyenas, leopards, and other predators, but may also lose their catches to hyena groups.
To keep lions from becoming as rare as tigers, large expanses of suitable habitat with sufficient prey must be carefully protected.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/GreatCats/lionfacts.cfm   (907 words)

 Horse. The Animal In You   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Perhaps because of their powerful personalities, lions are not detail oriented, for the minutia of the mundane irritates the lion, who prefers to concentrates on the bigger picture, expecting its mate to do the 'trivial' tasks of shopping, housekeeping, and childrearing.
In bed, lions are ardent and spontaneous, and the lion's lover can look forward to being the object of a wonderfully intense desire.
The lion is better served in sticking to relationships with larger carnivores like bears and tigers who can match the lion pound for pound.
www.animalinyou.com /Lion.htm   (361 words)

 Chinese Lion
The northern lion has a mane and four legs and is generally more realistic than the southern lion, which has a drape and can have two or four legs.
Lion dances are performed to bring luck and to ward off evil spirits, as with the beginning of the Lunar New Year and grand opening of businesses, and now – minus the firecrackers – at weddings and even red egg/ginger parties celebrating the birth of a baby.
For parties, instead of the lion performing the “choy cheng,” or eating of the “green,” (spitting out the lettuce is too messy), usually a scroll with calligraphy wishing the couple good luck is prepared to be unfurled during the performance.
www.chcp.org /lion.html   (1151 words)

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