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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, BBC News reported.  Upon early discovery of the remains, it has been believed the species is that of jaguar or tiger, however DNA analysis proves the remains are that of lions.  These lions were 25% larger and had longer legs to chase their prey than the species of African lion inhabiting the world today, Scientific evidence...

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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. Armies are reportedly encamped in a national park and wildlife preserve on the Congolese side, while displaced herders and their cattle have settled in an adjoining Ugandan park. And yet, the profusion of prey in the region could potentially support more than 900 individuals of the emblematic African lion, according to new research "“ but only if immediate conservation steps are...

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, Calif., after it was found approaching the west end of the airport's main runway, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The manager said the animal seemed confused. He seemed kind of lost and...

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. They were sent to the South Island to Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch. There was a double reason for the move. The Wellington Zoo has both male and female lions but does not have the facilities to deal with cubs, while Orana has space and females but no males. While the boys are...

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. Scientists at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., hope their research will determine when and why the sea lions contract the disease that usually surges in cycles every four to five years. "The blood samples our team will collect from wild California sea lions will help determine kidney function and exposure rates among these animals," said Dr....

2008-09-01 21:00:20

North Dakota's fourth mountain lion season is under way. The season runs through March 31, with two zones. Zone 1 is in the southwestern part of the state, with a quota of eight mountain lions, or three more than during the last three seasons. Zone 2 is the rest of the state, with no quota. "We continue to develop a data set that tells us that, in fact, what a lot of people have suspected," said Randy Kreil, the chief of Game and Fish Department's wildlife division. "We're able to...

2008-09-01 15:15:00

Increased mountain lion sightings in Colorado have prompted a study intended to minimize risks when humans impinge on the big cats' turf, state officials say. State Department of Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said as the urban landscape in Colorado continues to push into what used to be wilderness areas, the typically reclusive big cats have begun venturing among humans, The Denver Post reported Monday. "We really don't have a wilderness in Colorado any more," Churchill said....

2008-08-24 22:57:26

Fifty-four women have been appointed and trained as part of a state forest department drive that has recruited 300 new forest guards and 180 foresters for protection of forest areas. Besides, about 300 people have volunteered their services as friends of forests. In a meeting held for protection of Asiatic lions in Gir sanctuary, Chief Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the working of the Gujarat State Lion Conservation Society which was started with an allocation of Rs 40 crore to protect lions...

2008-08-06 21:00:17

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IDLEDALE, Colo. - A mountain lion crept through an open door into a house outside Denver, snatched a Labrador retriever from a bedroom where two people were sleeping and left the dog's dead body outside, wildlife managers said. No one else was hurt in the home about 14 miles southwest of Denver. Wildlife officials later trapped the 130-pound male cat using the dog's body as bait and fatally shot it. Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Tyler Baskfield said...


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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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