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The American lion ( Panthera leo atrox or P. atrox ) — also known as the North American lion , Naegele’s giant jaguar or American cave lion — is an extinct lion of the family Felidae , endemic to North America and northwestern South America during the Pleistocene epoch (0.34 mya to 11,000 years ago), existing for approximately 0.33 million years . [ 1 ] It has been shown by genetic analysis to be a sister lineage to the Eurasian cave lion ( Panthera leo spelaea or P. spelaea ). [ 2 ] The American lion is one of the largest types of cat ever to have existed, slightly larger than the Early Middle Pleistocene primitive cave lion, P. leo fossilis and about 25% larger than the modern African lion. [ 3 ] [ edit ] Description
The full moon is supposed to be the time when werewolves roam, but a new study finds that there's more to fear from large, nocturnal predators in the days after the moon is at its brightest. African lions are more likely to attack and kill humans in the days right after the full moon, according to the study, published Wednesday in the journal PloS ONE . The danger comes because lions struggle to catch prey — which see the predators coming — during the bright nights when the moon is full. In the 10 days after the full moon, however, the waning moon doesn't rise until after sunset. Anyone still outside when darkness falls is easy picking for the extra-hungry cats.
Heat, Oestrus, Estrus All of the above terms are correct in describing female cats' periods of receptiveness to mating, but I will refer to them as the more often-used "heat cycles." The Breeding Season in Cats The breeding season in cats is practically year-round, running as early as February, and as late as December, but in the western hemisphere, March through September is generally regarded as the breeding season.
What is Feline Spraying. Feline Spraying (also called marking) is a cat depositing a small amount of urine on vertical surfaces, such as furniture, doorways and walls. The spraying cat may be seen to back into the area, the tail may quiver, and with little or no crouching the cat sprays the urine. Spraying is marking behavior, not a litter box problem. The cat does not need to pee, he is leaving a message for other cats.