How do you recognise a lion from a lioness even from a distance?
Asked by Rajeshwarlibra, 02 Jun '09 02:19 pm
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The lion is the tallest (at the shoulder) of the felines, and also is the second-heaviest feline after the tiger. With powerful legs, a strong jaw, and 8 cm (3.1 in) long canine teeth, the lion can bring down and kill large prey. The skull of the lion is very similar to that of the tiger, though the frontal region is usually more depressed and flattened, with a slightly shorter postorbital region. The lion's skull has broader nasal openings than the tiger. However, due to the amount of skull variation in the two species, usually, only the structure of the lower jaw can be used as a reliable indicator of species. Lion coloration varies from light buff to yellowish, reddish, or dark ochraceous brown. The underparts are generally lighter and the tail tuft is black. Lion cubs are born with brown rosettes (spots) on their body, rather like those of a leopard. Although these fade as lions reach adulthood, faint spots often may still be seen on the legs and underparts, particularly on ...moreAnswered by abhishek agrawal, 02 Jun '09 02:21 pm
Please do not wait to recognise. Run for your life !Answered by RANJAN KARNAD, 02 Jun '09 06:42 pm
Males have mane aroud their necks which the female do not have.Answered by hotchips, 02 Jun '09 02:22 pm
Lioness does have big hair of lion round teh neckAnswered by Dinesh C S, 02 Jun '09 02:21 pm
Very easily by the hair.Answered by Balasubramanian, 02 Jun '09 02:20 pm
In both cases the lions were bigger than normal, lacked manes and seem to suffer from tooth dacay. Sickness or injury in lions can be a cause for attack humans although research have shown that more likely explanation is the lack of prey in human-dominated areas. As mentioned before lions tend to eat what is available and in areas with a lot of livestock and humans lions will regularly prey on humans. The lions man-eating behavior has been systematically examined and scientists report that man-eating behavior in areas of Tanzania increased greatly from 1990 to 2005.
Source: google searchAnswered by anil garg, 06 Jul '11 02:19 pm
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