Monday, 2 March 2015

Tales Of The African Lion - King Of All Predators Documentary

The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the 5 huge felines in the genus Panthera and a participant of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively represents the a number of subspecies found in Africa. With some males going beyond 250 kilograms (550 pound) in weight, it is the second-largest living feline after the tiger. Wild lions presently already existing in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia (where a threatened remnant population lives in Gir Forest National Park in India) while other kinds of lions have disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times. Till the late Pleistocene, regarding 10,000 years ago, the lion was one of the most prevalent large land creature after human beings. They were found in a lot of Africa, across Eurasia from western Europe to India, and in the Americas from the Yukon to Peru. The lion is a vulnerable species, having seen a major population decline in its African array of 30-- 50 % per 20 years during the 2nd half of the 20th century. Lion populations are untenable outside designated reserves and national parks. Although the source of the decrease is not fully understood, environment loss and conflicts with people are presently the best reasons for concern. Within Africa, the West African lion population is particularly risked.

Lions live for 10-- 14 years in the untamed, although in bondage they can live even more than 20 years. Lions are unusually social contrasted to various other felines.

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