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(04-23-2018, 11:57 AM)Spalea Wrote: About #44: I don't really take care to the captive lions, because those of them living their whole life in a temperate/cold temperate climate country.

I just think it's logic that, being fed and without real exercise, they have an abundant mane. I remind me a captive lion in the "Tiergarten" Berlin zoo ( in the ancient East side of the city) which was similar to the lion you showed in the first video: He was displayed to be an Asiatic lion too. It didn't reflect at all the photos you saw before about the wild Asiatic lions and the animal's representations you had in mind.

True. It wasn't meant for either of you really... visitors were aimed at.

lot of people just assume that's how Barbarys looked like from those over-fed, selectively-bred, never-stressed abominations!

I tried to make a point as how different real, wild Barbary lions would have looked like by comparing it to a similarly raised Asiatic, who happens to vary similar genes & survived in similar harsh landscapes.
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This post is better suited in this thread.


Good science is good observation. 
And this is what taking artistic liberties does to that...


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Not too accurate, but not totally insufferable either, right? 

But this is what they did to it in the later copies!

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...and subsequent copies  Funny 

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Gir. ©Kano Jetpur

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Blackbeard again...  Wow
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Manes on Asiatic males.
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Captive specimen.

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Old photo from 2013. ©Saikat Ganguly
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And ofcourse him as the show-stopper. ©Ishan Vora
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Manes on Ngorongoro lions are just so perfect! 
Hands down the best-looking wild lions... for now.












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Lions in uganda remind me a lot of barbary lions. 


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I know devraj has been posted here, many times before but I just had to share this photo

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Shahbaz Ahmad 
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The King of Mamla range, TATR 25 May 2019

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Beardo from Tadoba buffer.

"Dadhiyal"
Saw this huge male tiger 2 days back at recently opened gate Sirkada. It's a Buffer zone of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

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Dadiyal......., Sirkada buffer...... Huge Male Tiger

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Does this Caspian tiger from the Caucasus at Berlin Zoo, 1899, have what can be called a "neck-mane"? https://web.archive.org/web/200708240914...ger-13.htm 

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Notch from Masai Mara

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Incredible images of male lions with dark/black manes. Here are the sources


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