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2009-06-17 14:57:55

Sport hunters are depleting lion and cougar populations as managers respond to demands to control predators that threaten livestock and humans, according to a study published in the June 17 issue of PLoS ONE. The study was led by Craig Packer, a University of Minnesota professor and renowned authority on lion behavior, who worked with an international team of conservationists.

2009-05-06 23:50:17

A California man facing a charging mountain lion was saved by the dog he had once saved from being put down, authorities say. Hoagie, a mixed breed, ran between the Wildomar man and the big cat Tuesday afternoon at a Lake Elsinore campground, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

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2009-04-02 11:20:00

Scientists from Oxford University have uncovered the remains of giant lions that roamed around Britain, Europe and North America up to 13,000 years ago

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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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2009-01-30 09:30:00

Times are tough for wildlife living at the frontier between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

2009-01-14 20:22:29

Kalin Lucas made four free throws in the last minute to blunt a Penn State charge Wednesday and bring Michigan State a 78-73 win over the Nittany Lions. The 10th-ranked Spartans won their 10th straight game and remained unbeaten in Big Ten Conference play. Michigan State closed the first half on a 19-7 run to take a 42-29 advantage at the break and then led by 17 early in the second period. Penn State, however, closed to within one on a three-pointer by Talor Battle with 1:30 to play. Lucas...

2008-12-24 21:54:58

A manager at California's Oakland International Airport says a sea lion that approached the hub's runway has been taken to an animal sanctuary. The airport operations manager, who asked not to be identified, said the 6-foot-long male sea lion was taken Wednesday to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito,

2008-12-23 19:20:39

Two male lions from one New Zealand zoo have been shipped to another temporarily in hopes that they will become fathers. Malik and Zulu will be away from the Wellington Zoo for a year, The Dominion Post reported.

2008-10-27 12:00:16

U.S. marine biologists say they have initiated a study of the increased incidence of leptospirosis cases in wild California sea lions.


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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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