Lion manes are generally there to impress and intimidate — but not all males have them, and in some circumstances, lionesses are also known to sprout fuzzy facial hair.
An elderly lion in an Indiana zoo transmitted COVID-19 to the zookeepers who handfed the severely ill big cat. It is the first recorded time a zoo animal has passed the virus to a human.
An elderly female lion at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas has sprouted a mane. This phenomenon has only been seen a handful of times.
Reference Throughout history, lions have been celebrated for their strength and beauty, and are the inspiration for many myths and stories worldwide.
A mountain lion tweet by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation led to a viral debate about pet ownership.
Conservation efforts are starting to pay off for unique tree-climbing lions in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park, says one conservationist.
Researchers have analyzed the mummified bodies of two extinct Ice Age lion cubs in unprecedented detail.
The owner of the lions was a member of the organization that sets animal-welfare standards for lion breeding.
A gruesome death in South Africa's Kruger National Park highlights the dangers and cruelties of the black market in rhinoceros horn.
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