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Re: Lions with weird eyes.

Unread post by bentley » Sat May 02, 2009 5:20 pm

A bit research shows that their eyes have a horizontal streak of nerve cells, which improves their vision following prey across a plain. It acts like binoculars..constantly adjusting to what catches their attention / focusing on. They can also see in colour as we do but are much more acute...hope this helps a bit :wink:
Just thinking about it..the only time I have seen a lion blink / close it's eye lids is either when a fly is bothering it or when they decide catch up on the zzz's...the lazy characters.

@ Sable 2 - Not sure about the TB though, the lion in Pikasso' 2nd pic does look like it's ill.
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Siobain » Tue May 05, 2009 8:14 pm

Another one of my favorites, one my SO took so i can't claim the fame.
This lioness brought this young male a piece of leg from a kill
they had made, it took him a while, but he eventually accepted.

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Re: Lion

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue May 05, 2009 8:55 pm

nice :clap:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Mike1916 » Tue May 05, 2009 10:19 pm

:lol: :lol: Nice :lol: :lol:
Great Pic :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by big5spotter » Tue May 05, 2009 10:29 pm

Its not only"eendjie eendjie stap in n ry" but "leeukie leeukie le in n ry"
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Nico » Sat May 09, 2009 10:57 am

Little video of a little group of Lionesses between Satara and Olifant. There wasn,t a male in the neighbourhood so thes lady's had a day off. :wink:


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Re: Lion

Unread post by Nico » Sat May 09, 2009 11:53 am

Two little video's of Lions in KNP.

Three Male lions near Lower Sabie.


Roaring lion in the night near Shimuwini

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Elsa » Sat May 09, 2009 7:20 pm

Great videos Nico, love the roaring, what a sound! :clap:
Are these recent?

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Mike1916 » Sat May 09, 2009 9:18 pm

:clap: :clap: Great Videos Nico :clap: :clap:
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Re: Blind (blue) eyed Lions

Unread post by big5spotter » Thu May 21, 2009 9:05 pm

Just watched a show where they collared a male lion whose eye is going the same blue, the guy said it is most likely caused by hunting and the prey kicked it in its eye!
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Re: Lion

Unread post by ice » Sat May 23, 2009 6:22 pm

do lions also use their dung to mark their territory?

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Re: Lion

Unread post by big5spotter » Sat May 23, 2009 11:02 pm

I don't think they do it to mark but as the males patrol and mark there territory they defecate and in a way it marks there territory!Coz there scent is on it!
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Re: Lion

Unread post by ice » Sun May 24, 2009 8:48 pm

Richprins wrote:Very good question, ice, and good answer big5spotter!

Urine is far more effective and readily available, if you know what I mean! :twisted:

Maybe some others have ideas?


it's just that a few weeks ago I noticed two males who were obviously patrolling their territory...one was defacating, the other urinating

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Re: Lion

Unread post by ice » Mon May 25, 2009 4:09 pm

big5spotter wrote:When males urinate you usually see them scuffing( :doh: ) the ground and what actually happens is that they urinate on their feet or step in it and as they walk they leave footprints with allot of scent on it.When possible watch Lion Battlefield best show about lions I have ever seen!


well, I knew all that - it's just that white rhinos act similiar, but replacing the urine with their dung and I was wondering if lions do the same

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Re: Lion

Unread post by bishop3006 » Mon May 25, 2009 4:26 pm

Peter Apps, in Wild Ways. Field Guide to the Behaviour of Southern African Mammals, has the following to say:

Both lions and lionesses signal their pride's occupation of an area by scentmarking with urine and faeces and by roaring.


He doesn't say anything else about marking.
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