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Threat Of Extinction Looms For West Africa's Lion Population
2014-01-09 14:42:05

The West African lion once thrived throughout the entire West African region, ranging from Senegal to Nigeria. However, new research shows that the population of these big cats is down to just 250 animals.

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2009-04-01 08:10:00

Oxford University scientists have identified remains of giant lions in parts of Britain, Europe and North America, from as long as 13,000 years ago.


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2007-07-16 13:38:13

The Barbary Lion, Panthera leo leo, also known as the Atlas Lion or Nubian Lion, is an extinct subspecies of lion. It was believed to also be extinct in captivity. However, possible individuals or descendants have been located in zoos and circus populations within the last 3 decades. The last known Barbary Lion in the wild was shot in the Atlas Mountains in 1922. Their range extended from Morocco to Libya and throughout Egypt in North Africa. It is considered to be one of the largest of...

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2007-07-16 13:36:43

The Cape Lion, Panthera leo melanochaitus, is an extinct wild subspecies of lion. The Cape Lion was not the only subspecies in South Africa, and its range is unclear. It was primarily found in Cape Province around Cape Town. The last Cape Lion seen in the province was killed in 1858. There are claims of people today that have captive Cape lions, although it is unclear how pure bred these are as many lions that are kept in captivity have been crossbred with many other dark-haired lions....

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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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