Talking about lions …….


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~~January 15, 2014~~

Some fellow bloggers saw the post on “canned hunting” and sent these links for me to see. How anyone can even think of harming, hurting, killing these majestic animals is beyond me.

(Thank you to Kitty and Pat!)

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Lions are the only cats that live in groups, which are called prides. Prides are family units that may include up to three males, a dozen or so females, and their young. All of a pride’s lionesses are related, and female cubs typically stay with the group as they age. Young males eventually leave and establish their own prides by taking over a group headed by another male.

Only male lions boast manes, the impressive fringe of long hair that encircles their heads. Males defend the pride’s territory, which may include some 100 square miles (259 square kilometers) of grasslands, scrub, or open woodlands. These intimidating animals mark the area with urine, roar menacingly to warn intruders, and chase off animals that encroach on their turf.

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NATURE | Born Wild: The First Days of Life | Lion Cubs | PBS

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Uploaded on Oct 27, 2009

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episod…
Lions kill infants they don’t know, so this lion mother hides her cubs for the first six weeks, visiting only to feed them. When she introduces the cubs to the rest of the group, will they recognize the cubs as part of the family?

Born Wild: The First Days of Life” is part of the 28th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG for PBS. Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc.

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Christian The Lion – Reunited – From “The View”

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Female lions are the pride’s primary hunters. They often work together to prey upon antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, and other large animals of the open grasslands. Many of these animals are faster than lions, so teamwork pays off.

After the hunt, the group effort often degenerates to squabbling over the sharing of the kill, with cubs at the bottom of the pecking order. Young lions do not help to hunt until they are about a year old. Lions will hunt alone if the opportunity presents itself, and they also steal kills from hyenas or wild dogs.

Lions have been celebrated throughout history for their courage and strength. They once roamed most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe. Today they are found only in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, except for one very small population of Asian lions that survives in India’s Gir Forest.

Source:Β http://animals.nationalgeographic.com

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We ALL are ONE!!

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!!Β 

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

25 thoughts on “Talking about lions …….

  1. You’re welcome, Horty, and thank you for sharing. There’s something to be said about these wild, beautiful creatures and you did, my friend. πŸ™‚

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  2. The South African government do tend to fail quite a bit. They didn’t even turn up for the London Conference! (almost 50 other nations did!). Too much money is changing hands on too many fronts.
    Wasn’t that American T.V. personality (Melissa something), who recently had so much bad publicity, on a canned hunt when she posed for pictures? I’ve also seen prominent British names associated with these hunts, too. And those of other nations. Such a disgusting, cowardly (that word again) practice.
    This magnificent, dignified creatures have been reduced to an appalling level of existence by greed and a lust for blood.
    We, as a species, have betrayed these animals. We should be ashamed. We should have looked after them better. Though not everyone is a position to do something, many are. We need to care more before it’s all too late.
    Thanks for sharing another great post, Horty πŸ™‚

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  3. Me too, Mavadelo — I never tire of watching it … just did, again, and made my heart swell with love for these beautiful creatures who remember kindness and love.

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  4. Reblogged this on Quarksire and commented:
    Werth leaving well enuff alone, Blogger i follow Dr. Rex has the kewlest post bout Big Kitty Kats i Have ever seen – will post an additional link laterz concerning this to my comments, till then Enjoy Everyone & don’t let the Pride Get Ya Down ! Q

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  5. Stunning post and photo’s. I love nature and can’t for the live imagine how some people can think they’re so ‘above’ it. I am glad Q reblogged this so I can find your lovely blog. πŸ˜€

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