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Even Lions Like To Cuddle

Even Lions Like To Cuddle

Lion snuggles look adorable, but they betray evidence of the often violent life that lions lead. Cuddling may help to reinforce friendships that become necessary to protect a lion's territory from intruders.

September 10, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa

Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa

Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordinator for the big-cat conservation organization Panthera, describes the six years he and other researchers spent combing the wilds of 17 nations looking for the elusive and rarely studied West African lion.

January 8, 2014 — John R. Platt
Photoblogging: King of the Jungle

Photoblogging: King of the Jungle

I’m not sure why lions are called “king of the jungle,” when they live on the savannah. Still, this male lion, photographed in September of 2012 at the San Francisco Zoo does look quite kingly.

September 15, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
The Best Animal Stories of 2013

The Best Animal Stories of 2013

By Jason G. Goldman and Matt Soniak It should come as no surprise that we humans can be a bit confused when it comes to our relationship with other animals.

December 31, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
The sexy sabercat: how the sabertooth got its teeth

The sexy sabercat: how the sabertooth got its teeth

Many sabertooths have stalked this world. The first sabertoothed mammals appeared over 50 million years ago. The last sabercats, such as Smilodon and Homotherium, went extinct only 10.000 years ago.

November 4, 2013 — Lucas Brouwers

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