Panthera

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  • External Features Of A Lion's Nervous System

    scrape the meat off bones and for self grooming. Lastly, is their roar which is used to alert other lions of its presence. It has enough intensity to raise a cloud of dust, and can be heard up to five miles away. They have a special two hyoid bone that is responsible for this incredible roar. The lion’s scientific name is Panthera Leo, and it is part of the animalia kingdom, part of the chordata phylum, the mammalian class, its order is carnivora, part of the felidae family, and it’s in the panthera genus. The lion’s common ancestors are the tiger, jaguar, and leopard. The lion and tiger are the most related in the cat family, but they diverged around four million years ago. The lion has an average height of 36 inches, nine feet long, and around 350-400 pounds.The lion is the largest cat in the African continent, and it is unique in the quality that they are sociable animals that travel in groups called prides. Because of the conditions that are becoming worse in their natural habitat, their population has been decreasing by over 30% in the past twenty years. In the past, they have roamed all throughout Africa, parts in Europe, and Asia. The first panthera leo fossils were found in Laetoli in Tanzania that were dated back to five million years ago. Similar to humans, lions migrated and dispersed on account of climatic change, and the subsequent vegetation change towards grasslands. Around 800-1000 years ago, they all migrated out of Africa all the way to Europe, Asia, and…

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  • Snow Leopard Extinction

    Endangered species are species of animals or plants that are at risk of extinction, this means that there are very few of them and they could potentially all die out. Some of the factors that cause extinction are loss of habitat, hunting, diseases and climate change. • Snow Leopard - Panthera uncia • Blue Whale - Balaenoptera musculus • Giant Panda - Ailuropoda melanoleuca Snow Leopard Snow Leopards are mainly found in the Eastern Himalayas and Yangtze. They live in the cold high mountain…

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  • Black Panther Characteristics

    BLACK PANTHER, THE GHOST OF THE FOREST Chapter 1: Introduction The black panther is one of the most powerful and smartest animals in the world. It is an aggressive, fearless and strong animal. A black panther is not a member of a specific species but it is a name for some big cats with black coat or fur. It is actually called a black jaguar (Panthera onca) in Central and South America or a black leopard (Panthera pardus) in Asia and Africa. Chapter 2: Black Panther’s Appearance The size…

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  • Why Is Amur Leopard Endangered

    Why are they Endangered? There are various reasons why the Amur leopard is endangered, such as the destruction of their habitat, hunting and inbreeding. Firstly the prime area in which the Amur leopard lives is the forests of Eastern Asia. These forest areas are often purposefully burnt down by the local villagers to help the profitable growth of ferns. These ferns are a very popular ingredient in local Chinese and Russian cuisine. The forest fires are the largest contributor to the Amur…

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  • Bengal Tiger Research Paper

    Jessica Capponi Human Ecology Mr. McCoy November 10, 2015 Bengal Tiger Tigers are the leaders of the food chain in the wild. The Bengal Tiger resides mainly in India and has smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar. Living in dry and wet forests, grasslands, etc, the Bengal tiger, also known as the Indian Tiger, is the largest member of the cat family as well as the most powerful and dangerous. Male tigers weigh up to 488 pounds and females weigh up to 308 pounds,…

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  • Copperhead Snakes

    copperhead snakes are one of the dangerous snakes in the rain forest.Adults grow to an average length including tail of 50–95 cm 20–37 in. Some may exceed 1 m 3.3 ft, although that is exceptional for this species. Males are usually larger than females. Good-sized adult males usually do not exceed 74 to 76 cm 29 to 30 in, and females typically do not grow 60 to 66 cm 24 to 26 in. In one study, males were found to weigh from 101.5 to 343 g 3.58 to 12.10 oz, with a mean of roughly 197.4 g 6.96 oz.…

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  • Sloth Bear Research Paper

    Introduction Sloth bears are mostly found in the tropical and subtropical regions of the Indian subcontinent. Their inhabitation ranging from the foothills of the Himalayas to the southern end of the Western Ghats mountain range in India as well as in the island of Sri Lanka (Prater, 1965). The number of Sloth bear distributed in the Indian peninsula was estimated to be approximately 7,600 (Jaffeson, 1975). Two subspecies of sloth bear, namely Melursus ursinus ursinus and Melursus ursinus…

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  • Ocelot Research Paper

    ARE OCELOTS AT A RISK OF EXTINCTION? The ocelot, a nocturnal wildcat is one of many species to be on the endangered species list. Endangered species are living organisms that are at risk of extinction since their population is low. Depending on the region the ocelots fur ranges from a golden yellow to a dark brown with irregular patches and stripes. These wild cats are much larger than domestic cats, but are considerably smaller than other wild cats such as jaguars and tigers. Their tail can…

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  • Compare And Contrast Lion And Cheetah

    Lion vs.Cheetah Whoa!Look at that fast cheetah, wait look at that lion chasing after it . There are differences and alike traits about lions and cheetahs. Even though lions and cheetahs look alike they are very different. Both lions and cheetahs have similar bodies for a perfect life in the grasslands.The lion can roar loudly as for the cheetah gives off a little cry.You can hear the lions roar from 5 miles away for the cheetah you can barley hear it.A lion it acts as a big…

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  • Tiger Symbolism

    To start off, I came up with the idea of a tiger as the head, as it is a national symbol, and it is the national animal of Malaysia. While the tiger also indicates bravery and agility in the Malaysian culture. Whereas, I used the orangutan because it is indigenous in the island of Borneo which includes parts of Malaysia. However, the orangutan is often seemed to show happiness and fun. Moreover, I used the Malayan tapir, because it is indeed a unique creature, due to the fact it almost resembles…

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