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U.S. marine biologists say they have initiated a study of the increased incidence of leptospirosis cases in wild California sea lions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Jeff Branscome, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va. Aug. 4--Kelsey Walsh volunteered at a South African lion park for two weeks this summer and has the scars to prove it. "One of my pairs of jeans was slightly eaten by a lion," said Walsh, 18, of Spotsylvania County.
By Paul Bradley IT'S the lion-up that everyone's been talking about - the unveiling of cute cubs Neptune, Ariel, Oberon and Ophelia. According to ancient folklore the birth of the white lion babes is a magical moment that happens just once every 100 years.
By CRAIG D REBER News You can use WHAT: "Lions in Iowa" traveling exhibit grand opening and celebration. WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26. WHERE: Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road. COST: The event is free and open to the public.
By Ray Boren For the Deseret News VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe -- I hoped -- in fact expected -- during a journey with friends to southern Africa to see the "big five" from a distance: elephants, rhinos, buffalo, leopards and lions.
A U.S.-led study suggests extreme climate change is capable of precipitating mass die-offs among lions and other wildlife.
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...
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