lion (Panthera leo)
Title: Big game hunting in Africa and other lands; the appearance, habits, traits of character and every detail of wild animal life ..
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Lundeberg, Axel; Seymour, Frederick H. A
Subjects: Hunting -- Africa; Animal behavior
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A PLAYFUL OLD LION. off the carcasses of large animals, like oxen and buffaloes, by throwing them over their back and walking bodily away with them. All recent observers are, however, agreed that this is by no means a correct statement, and that their invariable practice is to transport such carcasses by dragging them along the ground. A South African lion would be quite incapable of lifting a buffalo from the ground, much less of leaping over a fence with it, as the lion of North Africa has been alleged to do. In referring to an instance
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The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa. With some males exceeding 250 kg in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in India (where an endangered remnant population resides in Gir Forest National Park).