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Asiatic Lion - Data, Pictures & Videos

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(05-23-2019, 10:19 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: That southern Italian or Spanish lion statue from the Bronze Age (https://tcaabudhabi.ae/DataFolder/report...-%20EN.pdf) wasn't the only lion statue or piece of art that the Louvre Abu Dhabi had, from places where lions wouldn't be seen nowadays, here are my own photos of lions in ancient or prehistoric Arabian art, from Saudi Arabia or Yemen: 

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Additionally, one can see a lion-like figure amongst the animals in this piece of rock art, similar to what is depicted here (http://saudi-archaeology.com/subjects/lion/): 

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About the Greek or Roman-looking lion figures in the middle, one should bear in mind that the ancient Greeks (https://snarla.wordpress.com/2007/08/31/arabian-lions/) and Romans had contact with the Arabs, and the Romans even ruled a northwestern section of the Arabian Peninsula as part of what was known as "Arabia Petræa" (https://www.unrv.com/provinces/arabia.php, https://www.britannica.com/place/Arabia-Petraea).
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@Lycaon :

About #1115: really a very good photo ! I love it... The male lion's front paw details, and seemingly after the rain,  perfect !



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(05-25-2019, 11:58 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Rakesh Mehta


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This male seems to have impressive front leg, nice to see when mane is not hiding upper part of it as so often is the case.
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@Shadow  and @Spalea 

I also thought this male is solid.
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(05-26-2019, 12:30 AM)Lycaon Wrote: @Shadow  and @Spalea 

I also thought this male is solid.

This handsome Asian lion, Mohan passed away December 2018, I saw it many times and damn it was big and handsome. When it died it was 16,5 years old, weighed 182,5 kg, when I asked from zoo, they said that it was about 220 kg in his prime condition. In opposite enclosure there are siberian tigers and I have to say, that Mohan didn´t look like to be smaller in any way when going from one enclosure to another. It got cubs, hopefully some future generations descending from it would be able to run free and wild some day. It is one of the best looking Asian lions I have ever seen.

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Mohas was a beast . I also hope that the decedents, of the european persica get to return to the wild .
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"ssshhh...listen to the rain"...
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(05-26-2019, 12:49 AM)Shadow Wrote: This handsome Asian lion, Mohan passed away December 2018, I saw it many times and damn it was big and handsome. When it died it was 16,5 years old, weighed 182,5 kg, when I asked from zoo, they said that it was about 220 kg in his prime condition. In opposite enclosure there are siberian tigers and I have to say, that Mohan didn´t look like to be smaller in any way when going from one enclosure to another. It got cubs, hopefully some future generations descending from it would be able to run free and wild some day. It is one of the best looking Asian lions I have ever seen.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10539926

(05-26-2019, 12:54 AM)Lycaon Wrote: Mohas was a beast . I also hope that the decedents, of the european persica get to return to the wild .

A younger Mohan. Which zoo, Helsinki?




(05-26-2019, 12:27 AM)Shadow Wrote:
(05-25-2019, 11:58 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Rakesh Mehta


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This male seems to have impressive front leg, nice to see when mane is not hiding upper part of it as so often is the case.
(05-26-2019, 12:30 AM)Lycaon Wrote: @Shadow  and @Spalea 

I also thought this male is solid.

Another shot from different angle..

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@Rishi :

About #1115 and #1122: About the two photo of the same lion seeming rather "solid" as @Lycaon said. At the #1115, I have believed this photo was taken after a rain, the grass is very green and I had the impression that this male lion had his mane wet and coagulated, a little bit as he had received a buket of water over his head. But at the #1122 photo, I see he is poorly maned on top of his head and neck.

Nevertheless he is still a powerful male ! It's the most important...
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(05-27-2019, 07:45 AM)Rishi Wrote:
(05-26-2019, 12:49 AM)Shadow Wrote: This handsome Asian lion, Mohan passed away December 2018, I saw it many times and damn it was big and handsome. When it died it was 16,5 years old, weighed 182,5 kg, when I asked from zoo, they said that it was about 220 kg in his prime condition. In opposite enclosure there are siberian tigers and I have to say, that Mohan didn´t look like to be smaller in any way when going from one enclosure to another. It got cubs, hopefully some future generations descending from it would be able to run free and wild some day. It is one of the best looking Asian lions I have ever seen.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10539926

(05-26-2019, 12:54 AM)Lycaon Wrote: Mohas was a beast . I also hope that the decedents, of the european persica get to return to the wild .

A younger Mohan. Which zoo, Helsinki?




(05-26-2019, 12:27 AM)Shadow Wrote:
(05-25-2019, 11:58 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Rakesh Mehta


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This male seems to have impressive front leg, nice to see when mane is not hiding upper part of it as so often is the case.
(05-26-2019, 12:30 AM)Lycaon Wrote: @Shadow  and @Spalea 

I also thought this male is solid.

Another shot from different angle..

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Yes, that is Korkeasaari zoo in Helsinki. Mohan was father of many cubs during his life.
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Lioness with blackbuck kill

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(05-28-2019, 12:36 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Lioness with blackbuck kill

Link to the photo: https://500px.com/photo/68185861/breakfast-time-by-hemant-singh-negi

Lower definition public photo from his FB profile.

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Next generations new one eyed, 29 May 2019.
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Youngsters bring down a cheetal.
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