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  Lion tooth
Posted by: Sam44 - Yesterday, 07:19 AM - Forum: Questions - Replies (4)
I was wondering if this tooth is a legitimate lions tooth. Please help me identify it and how to identify lions teeth

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  Cape lion (Panthera leo melanochaita / melanochaitus)
Posted by: BorneanTiger - 03-27-2020, 11:11 PM - Forum: Lion - Replies (7)
As mentioned in the thread for the Asiatic lion, Reginald Innes Pocock had published the book "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Mammalia (Volume 1)", in which he talked about the Asiatic lion, as well as African lions to a lesser extent. In pages 218–220, he mentioned that Captain Smee thought that Gujarati or Indian lions differed from African lions by their smaller manes. Pocock reckoned that Captain Smee's conception of African lions having bigger manes was probably due to specimens kept at European menageries (which can have thicker manes than wild lions), or due to the heavy manes of Barbary lionsfrom Algeria or Cape lions from what was the Cape Colony, which had often been exported to Europe for exhibition in the early part of the 19th century. This thread is dedicated to the Cape lion of modern South Africa, which was the type specimen for the Southern subspecies of lions in Southern and Eastern Africa, which were given the trinomen Panthera leo melanochaita by the Cat Specialist Group in 2017, like how the Barbary lion of the Maghreb (Northwest Africa) was the type specimen for the Northern subspecies of lions in northern parts of Africa and Eurasia (particularly India), which was given the trinomen Panthera leo leo.

Credit: Pocock, 1939

The Cape Colony (Dutch: Kaapkolonie) was a British colony in what is now South Africa, named after the Cape of Good Hope. The British colony was preceded by an earlier Dutch colony of the same name, the Kaap de Goede Hoop, established in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company. The Cape was under Dutch rule from 1652 to 1795 and again from 1803 to 1806. The Dutch lost the colony to Great Britain following the 1795 Battle of Muizenberg, but had it returned following the 1802 Peace of Amiens. It was re-occupied by the UK following the Battle of Blaauwberg in 1806, and British possession affirmed with the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814. The Cape of Good Hope then remained in the British Empire, becoming self-governing in 1872, and uniting with three other colonies to form the Union of South Africa in 1910. It then was renamed the Province of the Cape of Good Hope. Following the 1994 creation of the present-day South African provinces, the Cape Province was partitioned into the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, and Western Cape, with smaller parts in North West province.

Map of the Cape Colony by John George Bartholomew in 1885:
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  Antelopes and gazelles...
Posted by: Spalea - 03-24-2020, 01:48 PM - Forum: Herbivores Animals - Replies (2)
As having only topics about particular antelopes, may be it would be useful to open a new one about antelopes and gazelles in general...

Marlon du Toit: " A most regal of antelope - the Kudu bull. He tucks his magnificent horns back across his strong shoulder blades & feeds on the greener parts of this shrub.

Kudu are browsers & are often first affected when the times get tough. The late dry season can severely impact them. They are big & need good feeding grounds.
What’s great to see in this image is that the height of the Kudu allows him to browse much higher than most. Look at how much leaf-matter has been fed on throughout the lower half of this shrub. Most is gone. This is thanks to animals such as impala, numerous on the Mana floodplain. But, the tall powerful Kudu can stretch his neck & reach much higher, putting himself beyond competition & within reach of the best leaves on offer.
It’s a stunning antelope. "

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  How this pandemic affected you?
Posted by: sanjay - 03-22-2020, 06:39 PM - Forum: Miscellaneous - Replies (58)
The world is heading towards lockdown. In India many states have been lockdown and situation is getting worse. The number of confirmed cases from coronavirus is increasing exponentially, only few countries has not reported any case.

I am disheartened after seeing the number of death and infected people, especially in Italy, Spain, Germany and other European countries.. I am praying for them, may god give them power to come out from this hard time.

So for none of my relative or close friend is affected.. but everyone is living in fear here..

How this COVID-19 outbreak has affected your life?
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  Lions of Southeast Africa (including Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Zambia)
Posted by: BorneanTiger - 03-20-2020, 09:57 PM - Forum: Lion - Replies (2)
Southeast Africa or Southeastern Africa is a region that is intermediate between Eastern Africa (which partially includes Northeast Africa) and Southern Africa (which includes what was known as Southwest Africa). It comprises the countries Botswana, Burundi, Eswatini (Swaziland), Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, in the mainland, with the island-nation of Madagascar also included. All lions in this region are of the Southern subspecies (Panthera leo melanochaita), with the possible exception of those in the northern parts of Uganda and Kenya in East Africa, which are apparently where the range of the Southern subspecies overlaps with that of the Northern subspecies (Panthera leo leo), see this thread for more details.

Kafue National Park, Zambia; credit: Hunt Forever

Masai Mara National Park, in the Kenyan part of the Serengeti ecoregion; credit: Robert Harding
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  Movies every wildlifer must watch!
Posted by: Rishi - 03-19-2020, 03:04 PM - Forum: Miscellaneous - Replies (2)
Two Brothers
2004 ‧ Drama/Adventure ‧ 1h 49m

Two tiger cubs, one shy and gentle and the other bold and fierce, are separated when one is sold to the circus. Years later, they are reunited by a hunter played by Guy Pearce.

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  Can Coronavirus end the Chinese Wild animal Market trade?
Posted by: Kingtheropod - 03-18-2020, 07:52 AM - Forum: Human & Nature - Replies (1)
China has made eating wild animals illegal after the coronavirus outbreak. But ending the trade won't be easy

Let me know what you think?

Do you think this can reduce or end the illegal trade of wild animals and animal parts, or do you think more is needed?
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Posted by: peter - 03-16-2020, 01:15 AM - Forum: Captive & Domesticated Animals - Replies (5)
a - Introduction 

Those visiting this forum for the first time most probably start at the top of the home page. When they do, chances are they'll read wild animals will be respected and heard over here. Although it's one of the aims those who started the forum, a closer look will reveal there's no communication or body language thread. The time to start one has arrived, that is.  

b - Thread purpose 

Animals communicate in a different way than we do. Or do they?  

When humans communicate to each other, they talk. At least, that's what most of us think. Research, however, suggests vital information between humans is transmitted in another way. I'm not saying we, like animals, use body language to communicate to other humans, but then maybe we are. Much more than we think so. The intention of this thread is to get to information on the way animals communicate and interact.  

c - How to start     

Captive animals are close to us. Those who know them wrote about their experiences. Assuming they, communicationwise, are no different from their wild relatives, I get to three good reasons to start this thread with captive animals.  

d - Big cats 

Those interested in big cats can post as well, as long as they remember this thread isn't about big cats only. It's about all animals and the way they use body language to communicate and interact. Members exclusively interested in big cats and big cat trainers, if interested in details, can continue in the trainer and circus thread. 

e - Circuses

Talking about circuses. Most of you no doubt know circuses are not allowed to use exotic animals like big cats anymore. This means it's very likely knowledge will be lost. Not what we want. If you find good information, feel free to post it.

f - Pets

Anything goes, as long as it results in good information. 

g - To conclude

At some stage, we'll have to get to conclusions. Remember there's a difference between observations at the level of individuals and observations at the level of, for instance, species. We're interested in both, but in the end it's about more insight into the world of animals. 

Good luck, Peter.
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  Yellowstone Wolf Directory
Posted by: TheNormalGuy - 03-15-2020, 06:40 PM - Forum: Canids (Canidae) & Hyaenids (Hyaenidae) - Replies (236)
*When a element of the text is green, it means it is a clickable link and it will lead you to page linked*

How I plan it to be. It might vary. Here are the main components of "each" individual wolf description

1. ID
2. Nickname*
3. Birth/Age/Death *
4. SEX
11. MATES*
13. Descendance*
14. Pictures*
15. Photo credit
16. References/sources of information/credits/acknowledgments
17. Copyright policy 

* if possible

** Release/Exit date for the reintroduced Wolves or Wolves placed in a pen 

The principal references for the Directory will come/be extracted (not copied unless I’m given the permission to) :

- NPS (Grey Wolf)

Yellowstone Wolf : Project Citizen Science

I know many others ressources, but I will have to read their copyrights policy first and contact them beforehand of sharing theirs works with us.

[Note in Yellowstone's Photo Collection]

These images are in the public domain and may be reproduced, free of charge*
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  Maximum size of prey that a single male lion or tiger can kill
Posted by: johnny rex - 03-14-2020, 02:39 PM - Forum: Terrestrial Wild Animals - Replies (29)
What is the maximum prey size (e.g. weight, physical dimensions, etc.) that a single male lion or tiger can take alone without being in groups? Up to the size of a buffalo bull?
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