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Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others)

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( This post was last modified: 08-26-2019, 02:17 PM by Shadow )

(08-26-2019, 01:57 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: This might sound strange, but just as the heaviest wild tiger on record was a Bengal tiger from north India which was shot by David Hassinger in 1967, and had a weight of 388.7 kg (857 lbs) after eating a mere buffalo calf, without which it might have weighed at least 324 kg (714 lbs), the heaviest wild lion to my knowledge was not a man-eating Transvaal lion from South Africa in 1936 with a weight of 313 kg (690 lbs), but 1 of 2 Tanzanian lions which weighed 700 and 800 pounds (320 and 360 kg) after killing 244 cattle and 3 donkeys at the village of Issuna in the central region of Singida in 1963!

Ndutu Safari Lodge, Singida Region:

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When talking about weights of lions and tigers and about it, that how much they can eat, it is good to watch 31:40-32:20 from this documentary. Whole documentary is interesting, but in that part there is explained what happens when a lion eats a lot in a short time. That helps to understand partially why there are many doubts concerning old records what comes to lions and tigers.

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RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Shadow - 08-26-2019, 02:16 PM
RE: Lion pictures and videos - Geert - 09-24-2017, 05:22 PM
RE: Lion pictures and videos - chaos - 09-24-2017, 07:46 PM
RE: Lion pictures and videos - Geert - 09-24-2017, 09:15 PM

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