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Captive Lion Programs 'Conservation Myth'
2012-08-02 10:43:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Panthera, a wild cat conservation group, published a new report in the international conservation journal, Oryx, concerning the reintroduction of captive lions to the wild. Panthera is the world's leading conservation organization devoted entirely to wild cats and their ecosystems. Panthera develops and implements global conservation strategies for the largest and most endangered cats. The report, 'Walking with lions: Why there is...

Mountain Lion Cubs Rescued In California
2011-12-22 05:52:32

Burbank, California officials said on Tuesday that they rescued two malnourished mountain lion cubs that were hiding under a parked car. Residents of the area had been hitting the cubs with broomsticks before officials swooped in to rescue them. The cubs weigh about 5 pounds each and may have not eaten in two weeks, according to the officials. Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said that some residents were using the brooms to try and hit the cubs to shoo them away. Officials said...

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2011-10-29 07:12:22

Big cats such as lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs could be facing extinction within the next two decades, leading conservation groups to call for increased efforts to save them, USA Today's Dan Vergano reported in a Friday articles. "The populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs and especially tigers have been decimated in the past half-century," Vergano said, adding that leading scientists report that tigers "have become so rare that lions have become their soup-bone substitutes,...

Mountain Lions Visit Stanford Preserve
2011-10-07 09:18:53

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve often encounter signs of mountain lion activity, from lion scat to the occasional deer carcass covered with leaves. But few have actually caught a glimpse of the shy feline. Now, images captured by remote wildlife cameras confirm that mountain lions (also called pumas or cougars) make regular visits to Stanford's 1,189-acre preserve in the hills five miles west of the main campus. Since September 2009, a...

2011-09-22 07:00:00

Organization Dedicated to Wildlife Conservation, Education and Community Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Funds Researchers to Help Resolve Human/Lion Conflict Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Eli Weiss, the founder of the Wildize Foundation http://www.wildize.org, is in Botswana, Africa through October 14 to observe the organizationâs Conditioned Taste Aversion (CTA) field studies with captive lions on a private reserve there. Weiss, who arrived in Africa on...

2011-08-02 19:53:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 22, 2011, Lion International Leasing, LLC, a Florida limited liability company ("Lion") filed suit against Jesper Lovendahl ("Lovendahl") and two companies affiliated with Lovendahl, ExpatRide LLC, a Florida limited liability company ("ExpatRide") and ExpatRide International, Inc., a Florida corporation ("ExpatRide International"). Lion assists Danish and other foreign citizens without a credit history in the United States in leasing...

2011-06-02 00:00:29

Parade Continued Despite Heat Advisory Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 More than 100 Lions Club members marched down Constitution Avenue with their purple banners held high for the National Memorial Day Parade, despite the ongoing heat wave and advisory. Hydration was key with refreshing Pepsi products, generously donated by the local bottler. SiriusXM radio host, Joe "The Black Eagle" Madison and Lions Clubs Past International President Clement "Clem" Kusiak rode the float "Saluting...


Latest Lions Reference Libraries

Panthera leo spelaea
2012-11-16 15:34:04

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...

Masai Lion, Panthera leo nubica
2012-11-16 15:20:46

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...

Transvaal Lion, Panthera leo krugeri
2012-11-16 15:10:38

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...

American Lion, Panthera leo atrox or P. atrox
2012-04-26 06:05:05

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...

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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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