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Starving sea lion pups have been washing ashore along the California coast for the past three winters and experts have very few clues as to why this is happening.
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In the wake of research suggesting that African lions faced the danger of extinction due to increased conflicts with humans and the loss of both habitat and prey, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing the iconic big cats as a threatened species.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S.
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KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlene Jendry, an American conservationist, made a maiden visit to the Akagera National Park in Rwanda in 1990.
That mountain lions have managed to survive at all in the Santa Monica Mountains of California is a testament to the resilience of wildlife, but researchers now show that the lions are also completely isolated, cut off from other populations by the freeway.
Cougars may have survived the mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago because they were not particular about what they ate, unlike their more finicky cousins--the saber-tooth cat and American lion.
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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.
Commonly known as the Eurasian cave lion or the European cave lion, Panthera leo spelaea is an extinct subspecies of lion. It is thought to have lived during the Pleistocene epoch, and may have lived in the Balkans in southeastern Europe until 2,000 years ago. The range of this cave lion would have included northwestern North America, Asia, and areas of Europe and would have extended from Germany, Spain, and Great Britain to the Yukon Territory. Its range also extended from Turkistan to...
The Masai lion (Panthera leo nubica), also known as the East African Lion, is a subspecies of the African lion. It can be found in Eastern areas of Africa. Males reach an average body length between 8.2 and 9.8 feet, including the tail, with a weight between 320 and 440 pounds. Masai lions located in northeastern Africa are often classified with P. nubica, which include Tsavo lions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_lion), and these are known to produce males with no manes. The Masai lion...
The Transvaal lion or the Southeast African lion (Panthera leo krugeri) is subspecies of the lion. It can be found in southern Africa, with a range that includes the Kalahari Region and Kruger National Park. This species was named after the Transvaal region of southern Africa, where it is thought that the closely related and extinct Cape lion represented the southern population of the species. Males can reach an average body length between 8.5 and 10.4 feet, with a weight of up to 551...
The American lion (Panthera leo atrox or P. atrox) is also known as the North American lion, American cave lion, or Naegele’s giant jaguar. It is an extinct species that was native to North America and the northwestern parts of South America during the Pleistocene era. It lived up to eleven thousand years ago. During the last interglacial period in North America (the Sangamonian Stage), the American lion’s range included the Americas south of Alaska. The earliest fossils of these big cats...
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...
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.