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lion

the largest wild carnivore, yellow, tawny or gray in color; males have a distinctive mane. Called also Panthera leo.

lion jaw
see craniomandibular osteopathy.
mountain lion
a lion-colored, maneless lion. Called also Panthera concolor (syn. Felis concolor), cougar, puma.
lion-tailed macaque
Macaca silenus. See also macaque.
References in classic literature ?
Had you not been so intent upon the lion behind you you might have discovered the lioness much sooner than you did,"
Moving slowly through the trees he kept his eyes over his shoulder, though he no longer neglected the possibilities of other dangers which might lurk on either hand or ahead--his experience with the lioness did not need a repetition to insure the permanency of the lesson it had taught.
We seized our spears and followed; but the ground grew stony, and, search as we would, we could find no trace of Umslopogaas or of the lioness.
Still, we waited in that place a day, thinking that, perhaps, the lioness would return to her den and that, at least, we might kill her.
Tarzan was upon the point of prodding him on again when Sabor broke into view, and behind her the ape-man saw that which gave him instant pause--four full-grown lions trailing the lioness.
The lioness was young and sleek, and the four males were in their prime--as handsome lions as he ever had seen.
Suddenly the lioness gave vent to another little whine, at which Tarzan's lion voiced a terrific roar and leaped forward straight toward the beast of the black mane.
They saw the giant ape-man pick the heavy German from the ground and shake him as a terrier might shake a rat--as Sabor, the lioness, sometimes shakes her prey.
Still clinging to my rifle, I rose again, to see the lioness struggling in her death throes but an arm's length from me.
Our bosses were saying to keep the pair separate, otherwise Rani would give birth again and there would be the issue of handling new cubs as this lioness would not feed her cubs,' a zoo attendant quoted senior zoo officials as saying.
Sources told that four cubs of lioness were died in Zoo for past two month owing to the carelessness of Dr.
MULTAN -- The wildlife department Multan have requested higher authorities to arrange a lion and a lioness for zoo in Vehari and Dera Ghazi Khan to complete pairs.