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African lion: With their majestic manes, tall bodies and battle scares the male African lion is an imposing animal. The African lion is the second largest feline behind the tiger. Although, the largest tigers the Siberian or Amur tigers are larger than the African Lion.

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Google previewEast African Mammals in the United States National Museum ...: Insectivora, Chiroptera, and Carnivora (1918)

by Ned Hollister

The Massai or East African lion is a distinctly light-colored, short-haired race. The males are usually decidedly grayish or light buff in color and are easily distinguished by this character from the darker, more ochraceous, and longer- haired ...

Google previewBulletin (1917)

The Massai or East African lion is a distinctly light-colored, short-haired race. The males are usually decidedly grayish or light buff in color and are easily distinguished by this character from the darker, more ochraceous, and longer- haired ...

Google previewRemarks on Forest Scenery, & Other Woodland Views (1834)

by William Gilpin

The African lion is a beast of unrivalled ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Mammals (2006)

by Murray Wrobel

leo krugeri Carnivora - Felidae Transvaal Lion; South African Lion Transvaal- Löwe Lion du Transvaal; Lion blanc Leone del transvaal Panthera leo leo Carnivora - Felidae Barbary Lion; African Lion Berber-Löwe; Atlas-Löwe Lion de l 'Atlas; ...

Google previewDictionary of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (2011)

The Indian lion is Panthera leo persica while the African lion is Panthera leo leo. Except for slight differences in appearance they are similar in habits. The Indian lion is now confined to the Gir Forest. Average length from nose to tip of tail is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (2017)

by Michael A. Mares

AFRICAN LION Largest cat species (Panthera leo) of the family Felidae ( mammalian order Carnivora) found in Africa. The current distribution of the African lion is between approximately 20° north latitude and 23° south latitude, extending to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

A full-sized South African lion, according to Selous, measures slightly less than 10 ft. from nose to tip of tail, following the curves of the body. Sir Cornwallis Harris gives 10 ft. 6 in., of which the tail occupies 3 ft. The lioness is about a foot less.

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

The African lion (Leo Africanus or Felis leo) is the most familiar species — if, indeed, the few known lions differing from each other in minor points, not always to be determined, are to be considered different species. The specific nature of these ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

The African lion was generally reckoned to be longmaned, while the Asiatic or Persian form shortmaned, but there is much variation and the black mane is found in individuals rather than in races. Thus the lion and tiger overlapped for much of ...

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