Thursday, December 13, 2012

Asiatic Lion


Animal You | Asiatic Lion | The historical range of the subspecies Panthera leo persica Asian lion is believed to have spread from northern India to the east by modern Iran, south along the edge of the Arabian Peninsula and west towards modern Greece and Italy. Modern Asiatic lion habitat is limited to the Gir Forest sanctuary in the state of Gujarat in northwestern India. Asiatic lions are similar to African forms, even if bubbles are less swollen tympanic, shorter post-orbital constriction, and are generally divided infraorbital foramen. Captain Smee hunted a man who was 2.68 m (8.8 feet) long and weighed 223.3 kg (492 lbs), excluding the entrails. Largest known wild male, in the hunting records, was 3.06 m (10.0 feet). Asiatic lions are highly social animals, living in units called packets. Their lions are smaller than African lions, with an average of only two females, whereas an African pride has an average of four to six.

The Gir Forest National Park in western India has about 411 lions (from April 2011), who lives in a sanctuary 1412 km2 (545 square miles) covered with scrub and open deciduous forest habitats. To about 150 to 200 years earlier, the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, shared most of their habitat, where the Asiatic lion in many parts of western and central India with the Asian Cheetah, now extinct in India. However, Asian cheetahs preferred open grasslands and Asiatic lions preferred open forests interspersed with meadows, which is also home to tigers and leopards. At one point, the Bengal tiger and Asiatic lion might be competing with each other for food and territory. Lions are poisoned for attacking livestock. Destruction of the habitat needs of livestock and timber of the population reduces the number of natural prey and endangers the lions.  Maldharis Many have left the park forestry to allow the lions prey more natural surrounding and more natural. For over a decade, we have tried to establish a second independent population of Asiatic Lions in Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary Palpur-Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Researchers from the wildlife of India has confirmed the sanctuary is the most promising to restore a population of Asian lions freedom, and is certified as ready to receive its first batch of lions transferred from the wildlife sanctuary of Gir which are very popular.

Meanwhile, Kuno officials are considering the idea of releasing captive-bred lions into the wild, after training in the techniques of hunting and survival of lions were once found in Europe. The Nemean lion pre-literate Greek myth associated with the work Herakles.When King Xerxes of Persia advanced through Macedonia in 480 BC, were killed several of his baggage camels, lions, but attributed century compiler fourth story animalium Aristotle seem to had never seen a lion "the lion's neck consists of a single bone of the vertebrae instead of". Herodotus wrote that lions were found in the Balkans. Lions are believed to have disappeared in the territory of modern Greece around AD 80-100.

The European population is sometimes considered part of the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) group, but others consider it a separate subspecies, the European lion (Panthera leo europaea) or a last remnant of the cave lion (Panthera leo spelaea). The Scythian art from Ukraine, dating from the fourth century BC, Scythians hunting lions is depicted very realistically. Lions survived in the Caucasus region until the 10th century. It was the northernmost population of lions and the only place on the territory of the former Soviet Union, lions lived in historic times. Lions remained widespread elsewhere until the mid-19th century, when the advent of firearms led to its extinction over large areas. One of the last sighting of a live lion Persia to Iran in 1941 (between Shiraz and Jahrom, Fars Province). In the 19th century the lion had disappeared from Turkey.
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