"Lion" Essays and Research Papers


LION DANCE THE HISTORY EARLY BELIEF According to traditional Chinese belief, the lion signifies courage, stability and superiority. The lion’s dance is performed to chase away ghosts and evil spirits. This is derived from folklore about a monster called Nian. This lion-like monster eats human-flesh for living and hunts for food in a village near the mountain. One day, the villagers decided to chase the monster away by throwing firecrackers and playing loud music. To come to their surprise, it...

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The African Lion

When you think of lions, you probably think of them being king of the savannah, right? However, it’s not easy being king. Over the past 50 years Africa’s lion population has plummeted from over 200,000 individuals back in the 1960′s to fewer than 25,000 today. A shocking number if you consider the size of that continent, and by far the greatest number of remaining lion populations are small, scattered, and highly vulnerable. Ghana, Coted’Ivoire, and Congo are the latest African countries added...

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Lion and Asiatic Lions

March 5 2012 Mrs Loughney INTRO Extinction is a problem that has been around since the beginning of time. An organism might go extinct for many reasons. Some reasons might be Mother Nature. Man also plays a part as they might over hunt the organism and drive it to extinct. But another cause is natural selection and the belief that only the strong will survive in this game we call life. Many problems can happen because of extinction...

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The Asiatic Lion

The Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) is a subspecies of the lion which survives today only in the Gir Forest of Gujarat, India where it is also known as the Indian lion or Persian lion.[2][3] In 2005, the Gujarat government reported that 359 Asiatic lions were sighted in the Gir forest.[4] The Asiatic lion is one of the three major big cats found in India, other being the Bengal tiger and the Indian leopard.[5] The Asiatic lions once ranged from the Mediterranean to the north-eastern parts of...

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the Detroit Lions didn't even make it to the playoffs. This would send out the message to any football fans that these two teams cannot even be compared. But [In academic writing, avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction ] , to a fan that analyze teams, and has been watching football this season; it is obvious that the Green Bay packers and the Detroit Lions are two teams that should be compared. Because what many don't realize is that the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions share many characteristics...

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Striding Lion

its original positioning the appearance is only enhanced. The Striding Lion, though originally only a small piece of a bigger picture, is a visually captivating piece of art to be examined and appreciated. The Striding Lion originally located at the Ishtar Gate to the Temple of Marduk, Babylon, now resides at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, which can be viewed from multiple angles at their online museum link. The Striding Lion is classified as an architectural element of Near East, Mesopotamian,...

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Lion and Giraffes

imagine. For instance, did you know that a giraffes tongue is 18 inches long? As you can see giraffes are going to be a bundle of fun to learn about. Giraffes live on grasslands in Africa with trees surrounding them. Other animals such as lions, zebra’s rhinos, and elephants live in the same biome. They live together in herds and it is common for a giraffe to leave one herd and go to another. These mammals have a very unique pattern. No two giraffes are the same in any way. Their pattern...

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Evolution: Lion Versus Snow Leopard

BIOLOGY RESEARCH PAPER EVOLUTION LION versus SNOW LEOPARD Tutor: Nguyen Thi Lap Student: Le Hoang Thu Class: 8D-UEB I. Introduction Evolution is the process of change in all forms of life over generations, and evolutionary biology is the study of how evolution occurs. Given the right circumstances, and enough time, evolution leads to the emergence of new species. For instance, both Lion and Snow Leopard are parts of Panthera – a genus of the family Felidae, but they belong to two...

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Panther vs Lion

 Here Kitty Kitty There are many different types of large felines in the world. Two most common felines are the African lion and the Black Panther. They are two different species because they live in different habitats, and don’t have any common breeding or feeding habits. Neither of them looks like the other. A panther’s appearance is designed to help them survive in their habitat. “The panther is a large powerful, carnivorous feline with a keen sense of hearing and sight. They are solitary...

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Lion Dancing

Lion Dancing Every time when you see youth swiftly glistening over the rampaging ungodly Earth accompanied with the blistering heated wonder of the orb-like sun, it can take you back to your exhilarating days with no headaches, worries, or obligations also known as, childhood. Worries, headaches, obligations, these are enemies within ourselves that we must overcome. These flea-like worries are infesting everyone. We are being overwhelmed by these creatures. The only ways to fight off such...

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The African Lion

The lion is known as king of the jungle because of its huge size and ferocious appearance, the most common type of lion is the African lion. The African lion has the genus species Panthera (panther, leopard) leo (lion). Panthera leo has the common name lion and comes from the felidae family. Panthera leo is in the mammali class and has the order carnivora(Bush Gardens, 1996). Lions live in sub-Saharan Africa in grasslands and semi-arid plains in prides which is a group of lions that live in the...

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Chinese Lion Dance

Chinese Lion Dance The lion dance is a traditional dance performed in the Chinese culture. The performers mimic the moves of the lion inside a costume that looks in a way like a lion. Many people who are not very familiar with the Lion Dance often gets it confused with the Dragon Dance, since both are performed, for the most part, for the same occasions. It is simple to tell the two dances apart. The Lion Dance is performed most of the time with only two people. The Dragon Dance is performed with...

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Lions Physical Characteristics Lions have relatively short-legged, long, muscular bodies and large heads. The male grows on average to 1.7 to 2.5 m (5.6 to 8.2 ft) long, not including the tail, which is 90 to 105 cm (36 to 41 in) in length. It stands 1.23 m (4 ft) high at the shoulder, and it weighs 150 to 250 kg (330 to 550 lb). The mane, which covers the head and neck, sometimes extends to the shoulders and belly. The mane will vary in color and length; well-fed, healthy lions have longer...

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The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight,[4] it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia (where an endangered remnant population resides in Gir Forest National Park in India) while other types of lions have disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times. Until the late Pleistocene, about 10...

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Philosophy in the Lion King

Philosophy of The Lion King The Lion King is a classic movie, beloved by many. On the surface, this movie seems to be a light-hearted, carefree tale of a lion cub’s journey to justice. However, on taking a deeper look, one finds that the tale consists of conflicting worldviews and philosophies, while presenting the idea of destiny. But which religions and philosophies is it portraying? Let us take a closer look. Some would argue that Christianity is the mainly presented religion in the Lion King. After...

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Lion King Report

The Lion King is a Walt Disney Film about a pride of lions living in Africa. The film depicts the story of Simba a young lion cub who is born to Mufasa and Sarabi the king and queen of pride rock. This is a prime example of how Disney movies are full of stereo types and gender roles. Walt Disney was raised in the early 1900s and has many of these stereo types about gender roles were taught to him. Intergenerational family theory states that theses learned behaviors from his family of origin will...

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Lion King

Austin Klein Professor Fleming English 15s October 2, 2012 Lions: King of the Jungle and Disney Movies Each generation has its unanswerable mysteries. What happened to Roanoke? Where did Amelia Earhart’s plane go down? What really happened to JFK? But my generation has the hardest question of all. Which Disney movie is the best? This question has brought some of the most intellectual minds to a downright standstill. How can anyone possibly choose one over another? They are all such classic...

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The Characters and Events of the Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Have Symbolic Similarities to Events Described in the Bible.

Midterm Research Paper Thesis Statement: The characters and events of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe have symbolic similarities to events described in the Bible. In The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe we discover a world of fantasy filled with the never-ending battle between good and evil. The children in the story, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy lived in London during the war and were sent to live with a professor because of the air-raids...

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Lion King Analysis

Disney's The Lion King has never represented a story about love, trust and personal growth; rather, the animated film documents the harsh stereotypes present in society. At least, that is what critic Margaret Lazarus would have you believe. Her article "All's Not Well in the Land of The Lion King" argues that the movie employs powerful metaphors to misguide and misinform the young audience, citing that "millions of other children [a]re given hidden messages that can only do them and - us -- harm"...

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Written Task on a Dolls House - a Fable

live both a dependent and independent lifestyle. An animal also associated to power, grace and beauty. The lion shall represent Torvald. Lions with their big manes are considered the ‘kings of the jungle’. That is a sign of their power and strength. The lion with the biggest mane is considered the leader of men, which is a sign of how important social image and reputation is for a male lion. My target audience would be children over the age of 6. That is because a fable is only a fraction of real...

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Drama Homework

child and the child would have a good education.I decided to explore the lion because they both have similarities, for example, mothers lion really care about her children. My eyebrows were raised, my mouth was little bit open to show that I was shocked my hands were holding the chair very strongly and aggressive because lions are aggressive then I quickly got up and I gave three big large steps towards my partner, because lions have big paws and they are very fast. I was a bit louder than her and...

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Angela Carter's Use of Language in Bloody Chamber

Within “The Courtship of Mr Lyon”, the lion is illustrated by highly metaphorical lexis: “mazy head of hair, on the eyes green as agate, on the golden hairs of the great paws…” These are connotations of a non-human creature, emphasised by the triplet and the use of the adjective “great” reflects the lion to be dominant and of power – which portrays his status. In addition his actions are that of an animal: “He reared on his hind legs like an angry lion, yet he wore a smoking jacket.” This amusing...

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lions for lambs

War is bad and politicians lie - like we haven't heard that before “Lions for Lambs” treats audiences with yet another post-9/11 commentary on how the government, the media and the everyday citizen are to blame for America's mess in the Middle East. This film directed by Robert Redford is an overtly leftist depiction of America's War on Terror. The film is made up of three loosely related storylines that explore the political, philosophical and emotional sides of war that are only matched by the...

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a male lion (Panthera leo) and a tigress (Panthera tigris). Thus, it has parents with the same genus but of different species. It is distinct from the similar hybrid tigon. It is the largest of all known extant felines. Ligers enjoy swimming, which is a characteristic of tigers, and are very sociable like lions. Ligers exist only in captivity because the habitats of the parental species do not overlap in the wild. Historically, when the Asiatic Lion was prolific, the territories of lions and tigers...

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Animals in Indian and Chinese Art

represent and convey the functions of animals in art. When examining Indian and Chinese art there is certainly no exception regarding animals as recurring and meaningful subject matter. However, Indian representations of animals in art, such as the Lion at Sarnath, Vishnu as the Boar Varaha from Udayagiri, Ganesha and The Cat and Elephants from Mamallpuram, and Chinese representations of animals in art, such as the bronze Guang Vessel, the Flying (Pacing) Horse, Chimera and the Camel Carrying the...

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The Skin of a Lion

novel ‘In The Skin Of a Lion’ has shaped and given new meanings when viewed in depth from different perspectives. Through Ondaatje’s continuous ideas on identity and history, through his language and form, this novel continues to be studied in various contexts. The use of poetic language and cellular structure has allowed him to create a piece of literature, ‘never again will a single story be told the same as this one’, which is unique and everlasting. In The Skin Of a Lion is a worthy critical text...

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In the Skin of a Lion

struggles, wartime affairs or simply a chance for a new beginning. Various works of literature and media representations have been made to retell, relate and reflect upon the difficult journeys made by these immigrants. The novel, In the Skin of A Lion, by Canadian immigrant and author Michael Ondaatje, has been noted to be, “...the best story of the Macedonian voice in the building of Toronto’s Waterworks.” (Brouhl, 159. SIC) Ondaatje has successfully dramatized the immigrant experience that defines...

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Oregon Lions worked with Lion Frank Lockyear to create a Vietnam Memorial Forest. This environment project, called "Say Yes to Trees,” will plant 60,000 trees to memorialize every fallen American in Vietnam. * International Reforestation Cooperation (Dist. J-1, URUGUAY): The Punte del Este and Montevideo Pocitos Lions Clubs created a local Joint Commission of Agriculture to promote the planting of 50 million trees. This reforestation effort grew from the club to the district level. Lions expanded...

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Outline for Speech on Giraffes

their water intake from their food so they have to drink very little. To drink they have to spread their legs and bend over just to get their head close enough to the ground to drink. This puts them in a vulnerable position to their biggest threats the lion and the crocodile. These animals can drink 12 gallons of water in 1 sitting. They only need to drink water every couple days though. They can go longer than camels can without water! c. Giraffe are most active in the early morning and late afternoon...

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Give a life to your friend, it's free!

 Compare and Contrast: Lion and Tiger Lions and tigers are the top two ferocious animals in the big cat family. The lion is known as the “king of beast “and the tiger is known as the “emperor of beast”. Both lions and tigers have many things in common and at the same time they have a number of differences. Lions and tigers belong to the mammalian group and Felidae family. Lions lives in prides and tigers lives alone. They have no predators of their own and reside at the top of their food...

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A Two-Week Trip to Kruger National Park in January 2010

Dal in time for the booked Sunset drive. With the vehicle of SanParks we found them again right at the same spot. Around dusk the four dogs became more active and eventually moved off into the dark. On the way back to camp we also found four male lions on the S110 tar road - what a nice first eve in Kruger! On the next morning I again headed for the S114 hoping to see the wilddogs. However, they remained hidden and instead I came across an adult leopard (junction H2-2, S114). Unfortunately, it...

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savannahs. They will have a chance to see a large number of animals, which is what they were hoping for. The Masai Mara has elephants, warthogs hippos and a possible chance of seeing cheetahs, rhinos and crocodiles. They may also be lucky enough to see lions and hyenas on a hunt, whilst out on a game drive or a safari tour. The tour operator selected is Tour Africa Safari and they are based in Kenya and Tanzania giving Ms Housely the benefit of dealing with them directly if she has any queries of...

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Meaning of Life and Dream Boy

gave you the heart of a lion to keep you strong and brave.” These verses imply if he gets all depressed about the fact he has bone cancer, he will even feel worse than the pain he has. So, if he believes that it’s over and that he lost his battle, he will worsen and feel that there is no point in even trying. Then again, if he lives like if the cancer was not there, he will feel better about himself and what is going on in his life. When the author wrote “Heart of a lion,” she gave double meaning...

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The Lion King

of power by which they can induce others to behave in accordance with their wishes. These five sources of power are coercive powers, reward powers, legitimate powers, expert powers, and referent powers. In the movie, Lion King, an alpha male, the king of the jungle, which is a Lion name Mufasa, is killed by his jealous older brother Scar. The planned death only worked due to the manipulation of Mufasa’s son, Simba, by Scar. After Mufasa dies, Simba runs away and Scar takes control of the Pride Land...

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sewage treatment

Greek word lion and panther, and in ancient times, it was believed that it is a hybrid of both. The leopard has featured in the art, mythology and folklore of many countries where it has historically occurred from ancient Greece to Rome. Due to their stealth and hunting prowess (outstanding hunting skills), leopard were thought to be animal manifestations (performances) of hunting deities (god) in ancient Asia and Africa. The leopard is smallest of the 4 big cats after the tiger, lion and jaguar...

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Lion King Critique

“The Lion King” By Roger Allers, Irene Mecchi, Elton John and Tim Rice At the Hippodrome Theater through January 8 By Tori Brown BE PREPARED FOR A BREATHTAKING SHOW Even Though “The Lion King” was a Disney show, it was far from just a show for children. With the timeless song “Circle of Life” flooding the theater, even the oldest patron felt like a child again. When the staged filled with a multitude of breathtaking animals, bringing the audience to Pride Rock for the presentation of Simba...

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Bereavement of the Lion Keeper

words of the poem make you respond in this way? The poem the ‘Bereavement of the Lion-Keeper’ explores the intensity and intimacy of a relationship between a lion and his keeper while also portraying the challenges of dealing with death and abandonment. The keeper faces a transition in his identity following his lion’s death, a sense of abandonment and an unwelcoming and cold world outside of his comforts with the lion. The poet explores the intensity and closeness of the keeper and lion’s relationship...

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Cry of the Kalahari

got married then shortly after they sold everything they owned and used the money to buy tickets and supplies and headed to Africa. They lived in tents for seven years in "Deception Valley," in the Kahalari Desert of Bostwana studying black-manned lions and hyenas. In their book "Cry of the Kahalari," published in 1984, the Owen's said they had bad living conditions. A quote from them says: "We rationed ourselves to seven gallons of water per week, for bathing, cooking, and drinking. The water...

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The Asiatic Cheetah - Essay

eyes from direct impact of sun's rays as it chases its prey in bright daylight. Residing in the barren lands of Iran, Cheetah is a traditionally a daytime hunter. In Africa this is an adaptation to avoid conflict with other bigger predators like lions, hyenas and leopards that are active at night. Little is known about the behavior and habits of the Asian Cheetah, though it is known to prey upon gebeer and goitered gazelle, wild goat and urial sheep. Cheetahs have strong jaws and kill by the throat...

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Hybrid Animals

Professor Valentine Bail, a director of a museum in a Dublin, bred by a female tiger and a male lion (Murano, 2009). When the first ligers were created they were christened as lion-tigers and later claimed the name ligers. The liger was made famous in the hit movie Napoleon Dynamite. You may have also heard of tigons. These are almost the same as ligers but they come from a male tiger and a female lion. Another example of a hybrid animal is a wholphin. This animal was naturally occurring as at Sea...

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Character Education Assignment

Kindness Bake some cookies or make a card for our head Custodian and let him know how appreciative we are of him! Story Number 2: The Lion and the Mouse Once, as a lion lay sleeping in his den, a naughty little mouse ran up his tail, and onto his back and up his mane and danced and jumped on his head ......so that the lion woke up. The {draw:frame} lion grabbed the mouse and, holding him in his large claws, roared in anger. 'How dare you wake me up! Don't you know that I am King of the Beasts...

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Ligers: a Myth That Once Was

aware of the Liger’s uncertain future by first learning about their past and present. It is looking back that will help us better understand this animal and make people aware of what their future entails. A liger is the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. It has been said that the liger’s size can be equal to its parent’s sizes combined. The liger can get up to 10-12 feet in length. A full grown male liger can easily weigh up to 1,000 pounds. With the sizes these animals are...

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Synectics: Models of Teaching

Step Five: Now pick and animal to compare the compressed conflict with. Ask students, how is this animal like the compressed analogy? Example, say we choose a lion. How is a lion both quiet and violent? Step Six: Going back to the Holocaust, how can we compare this animal to a machine? Why is the Holocaust a quiet and violent lion, for example? Students will now gain an understanding of being able to connect Hitler/Holocaust to an animal that they are more familiar with. In the classroom...

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Bullies vs. Dictators

able to defend themselves against him. Easy prey. But of course the alpha lion needs his subservient pride to help him defend his territory. The pride is made up of companions that are just as power hungry as the bully but can’t overthrow him. These “gooneys” help the bully take care of the “light weight” or in other words the kids who the bully can’t take care of by himself. These followers are basically the bully’s lion cubs that, once they leave school, will go off to rule their own territory...

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Zebras in Africa

male foals are also close to their fathers. They leave their group on their own accord between the ages of 1 and 4 years to join an all-male bachelor group until they are strong enough to head a family. Predators Zebras are important prey for lions and hyenas, and to a lesser extent for hunting dogs, leopards and cheetahs. When a family group is attacked, the members form a semicircle, face the predator and watch it, ready to bite or strike should the attack continue. If one of the family is...

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Buffalo Resaerch

en.wikipedia) PREDATION With its large size, massive horns, and cohesive social dynamic, The Cape buffalo is a formidable fighter, few predators use the Cape buffalo as a regular food source and they include Lions, Crocodiles, leopard and spotted hyena. However, even the mighty lions need to group up, to bring down a single buffalo. 4 4 DISEASES It is immune to some diseases that afflict domestic cattle in Africa—in particular, the bovine sleeping sickness (nagana) transmitted by tsetse...

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The Clouded Leopard

Date: June 24, 2012 The Clouded Leopard The clouded leopards of Southeast Asia are a secretive and rare species of wild cats, and are members of the Pantherinae family (2007). These cats are closely related to other large cat species like the lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard, and snow leopard; although they are called clouded leopards, they are not directly related to other leopards. This species generally weighs about 28 pounds and is around 66 inches in length (including the tail that is about...

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around and are indistinguishable from a week old calf; however, for the first two weeks, they spend most of their time lying down, guarded by the mother. While adult giraffes are too large to be attacked by most predators, the young can fall prey to lions, leopards, hyenas, and African Wild Dogs. It has been speculated that their characteristic spotted pattern provides a certain degree of camouflage. Only 25 to 50% of giraffe calves reach adulthood; the life expectancy is between 20 and 25 years in...

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Gentleman of the Jungle

of the members of the animal kingdom. Why the choice of the lion, buffalo, leopard, and hyena as the intruders of man’s hut, and the members of the ruling committee of this case. Why not a cat, a mouse, or any other domestic animals? To further investigate the nature of these animals, an in-depth research was done on the personalities of such animals. The head of the Judging committee, the Lion, is notorious for its greedy nature. Lions steal what is not rightfully theirs. It is in their nature to...

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Biodiversity Conservation: In-Situ and Ex-Situ

kids after the movie “Kung Fu Panda #2”. Kids will beg their parents to visit our zoo every weekend, we will also sell stuffed toys and souvenirs of those animals for extra-income. Verbal instruction from Environment Minister→ Buy a pair of African Lions because it is our party’s election symbol. In return I’ll see to it that your zoo gets more fund allocations in next year’s budget. Demand by Local Civil Society and NGO lobby→ Buy certain small frogs, birds and snakes from Brazilian Rainforest,...

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The Grassland Biome

could change the grassland environment such as the deciduous tress. 1 Some of the examples of grassland animals are African Elephant, Bison, Black rhinoceros, black footed ferret, bobolink, brown hyena, giraffe, Greater Prairie Chicken, Ground Dove, lion, meadow vole, Northern pocket gopher, ostrich, prairie dog, and the warthog. Some plants in the grassland are dangerous such as the Stinging needle plant that grows to be 3 feet tall and causes a painful sting when it touches bare skin. Poison ivy...

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In the Skin of a Lion

In the novel ‘In the skin of a Lion’ by Michael Ondaatje, Ondaatje creates a journey of identity, he explores the lack of identity of the migrants and workers, also the journey of Patrick Lewis’ transformation. In the chapter “the Searcher” Patrick has left his farm and moved to the city of Toronto, He becomes a searcher on many levels; he is to find his place and identity and as he does, Patrick also finds love and the story of the workers. This passage is the record of his arrival; he is beginning...

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Food Lion-Case Analysis

Case Analysis 5 Conclusion 7 Reverences 8 Introduction Food Lion LLC is an American grocery store company headquartered in Salisbury, NC, that operates approximately 1,300 supermarkets in 11 Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic states as well as Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia under the Food Lion, Harvey’s Supermarket, Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, and Reid's banners. With approximately 73,000 employees, Food Lion LLC is the largest subsidiary of Delhaize Group. Delhaize Group is a food...

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Stuff the tiger

The brontosaurus, for example. And who honestly thinks it’s sad that their children will never get to see a tyrannosaurus rex in the wild? In the 19th century 27 species went west, including the great auk, the thicktail chub, the quagga, the Cape lion and the Polish primitive horse. Apparently the Poles tried their hardest but it was no good. It was just too primitive. Between 1900 and 1919 eco-mentalists ignore the fact that we lost most of the young men in Europe and prattle on about the passing...

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Facts of Animal Abuse in Circus

deaths in the circus. Other circus animals who have died in an untimely manner include horses and lions. 7. Captive elephant and captive feline attacks on humans in the U.S. have resulted in hundreds of injuries, many resulting in death. 8. In the wild, elephants live in large, sociable herds and walk up to 25 miles every day. Most other wild animals found in circus settings, including lions and tigers, are also constantly on the move in their native habitats. In the circus, animals spend...

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Description Zoo Essay

Trip to the Zoo The Lion King is my daughter's favorite movie to watch. It has been on repeat for weeks on end now. David and I decided it was time to plan a family trip to the Toledo Zoo. A visit to the zoo would be an exciting and thrilling way to let her see and interact with all the animals she loves within the movie. The next morning we woke up early to make our two hour drive to the zoo. As I strapped her into the car seat, all I could hear was her tiny voice screaming, “Roar, roar...

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To What Extent Does Group Size Effect Kleptoparasitism?

painted wolf is shorted food. If a group of wild dogs is large enough to successfully defend their kill then there is a smaller share for each individual to share with each other and more energy to expend on the next hunt. Along with the babblers, lions (Panthera Leo) share this characteristic of hunting in larger than optimal group size in order to have members of their group keep watch. (Carbone 1997). For the last 25 years, surveys ranging over six different ecosystems have shown a striking increase...

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Should Zoo's Be Banned

Absolutely not. In today's world, zoos are nothing short of essential. Their main function is conservation. Without captive breeding, many endangered species would now be extinct - for example, the golden lion tamarin, red wolf and Przewalski's horse. I am not for a moment suggesting that we should stop trying to protect animals' natural habitats, but if endangered species were to become extinct in the wild (which sadly seems quite likely in the near future), zoos will have preserved them for future...

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This essays describes the life of a tiger. Very detailed explanation of physical characteristics, life style, habitat, and current statistics on the endangered species.

which is often the case. A swift well placed kick or a quick shot from a sharp antler is enough to set a tiger back. They have been known to hunt buffalo, several types of large deer, and wild boar, even species of bear on occasion. Unlike an injured lion for instance, which would recover by scavenging for kills, the tiger which is of course solitary would likely starve before recovering from any injuries. Its estimated that only 5% of the time a tiger will successfully kill its prey, using one of two...

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their shoulders. Giraffes also have straight long forelegs. Their forelegs are 10 percent longer than their hind legs. When hunting adult giraffes, lions try to knock the giraffe off its feet. Giraffes are difficult and dangerous prey. Giraffes defend themselves with a powerful kick. One kick from a giraffe can shatter a lion’s skull or break its spine. Lions are the only predators that only show a great threat to an adult giraffe. The giraffes breeding habits are quite interesting. Male giraffes determine...

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