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Asiatic Lion - Data, Pictures & Videos

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gorged but impressive nonetheless

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Playtime

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The Royal Raju

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1 - CAPTIVE ADULT MALE INDIAN LION

A photograph in the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS). Note the size of the skull:

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2 - LENGTH AND WEIGHT OF WILD INDIAN LIONS

The tables below were first posted by a poster called 'Spirit Lion'. Unfortunately, he omitted the source. 

The average of the animals below is quite close to the average I found after reading different letters and articles in the JBNHS. The average length of 18 adult males not selected for size was about 8.8 in a straight line. Males selected by hunters averaged 9.1 'Between pegs'. The longest I know of 9.95 inches.The average of all (n=27) is just over 8.9.

The heaviest was the one shot by Capt. Smee (490 lbs. without the entrails). Most wild males range between 330-400 pounds, with some up to 420 or a little over. Spirit Lion distinguished between young adult males and prime animals:


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3 - WEIGHT OF CAPTIVE INDIAN LIONS

There isn't much to choose between wild (348 lbs.) and captive (361 lbs.) male Indian lions. Notice the large sample and the weight of females:   


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4 - ONE OF THE LAST WILD LIONS IN IRAN

This letter in the JBNHS has some value, as it could be an eye-witness report of one of the last wild lions in Iran:

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5 - INDIAN LIONS COMPARED TO LIONS IN OTHER REGIONS

This table with skull measurements was first posted by poster 'Chui' in AVA. Iran and India at the far right and North-Africa at the far left. Lions from these regions (and West-Africa) are very close. So close, they can be seen as one. The differences in skull size, however, are remarkable. North-African lions were as large as those in Kruger or even a bit larger. If we assume a similar relation between skull length and weight in both, Barbary lions could have been similar in weight (between 410-440 lbs. roughly):   

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(05-16-2014, 05:44 AM)'peter' Wrote: 1 - CAPTIVE ADULT MALE INDIA

A photograph in the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS). Note the size of the skull:

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wowee look at that head,  KING OF THE JUNGLE STUFF [img]images/smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

the lions today are just a shadow of the past, thanks  pete

 

 

 
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(05-16-2014, 05:44 AM)'peter' Wrote: 1 - CAPTIVE ADULT MALE INDIA

A photograph in the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS). Note the size of the skull:

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What a weird skull. as you said in Stuttgart Peter, when you look at the big skull samples of lions, they have a tendecy of looking like a horse more than a cat. The indian lion above is a great example. His Maxilla/Mandible or his snout looks extremely stretched. Weird but still impressive!
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Big skull

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Asiatic Lioness in the wild, Playing near waterhole


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Credit to: indianaturewatch , photographer: Amish Patel.
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Old hunting records I found from DivyaBhanu Sinh's Book


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RAJA from Sasan Gir


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Great and Stunning Pics
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seen a bigger head than this?


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Great Pics
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Young and Powerful Asiatic Male Lion From Sasan Gir, India

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Image Courtesy: Indianaturewatch, Photographer: Hitesh Khokhani
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Asiatic Lion from the National Zoological Park, Delhi

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Image Courtesy: Indianaturewatch, Photographer: SMIT SANDHIR

Wild asiatic Lion Pride, Lioness fighting

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