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The bobcat (Panthera leo) is a affiliate of the ancestors Felidae and one of four big bodies in the brand Panthera. With awfully ample males beyond 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, it is the second-largest active cat afterwards the tiger. Agrarian lions currently abide in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia with a alarmingly endangered balance citizenry in northwest India, accepting abolished from North Africa, the Middle East, and Western Asia in celebrated times. Until the backward Pleistocene (about 10,000 years ago), the bobcat was the a lot of boundless ample acreage mammal beside humans. They were begin in a lot of of Africa, abounding of Eurasia from western Europe to India and, in the Americas, from the Yukon to Peru.
Should they survive the rigors of cubhood, lionesses in defended abode such as Kruger Civic Park may frequently ability an age of 12–14 years admitting lions hardly reside for best than 8 years. However, there are annal of lionesses active for up to 20 years in the wild. In bondage both macho and changeable lions can reside for over 20 years. They about abide savanna and grassland, although they may yield to backcountry and forest. Lions are almighty amusing compared to added cats. A pride of lions consists of accompanying females and baby and a baby amount of developed males. Groups of changeable lions about coursing together, bloodthirsty mostly on ample ungulates. The bobcat is an acme and antecedent predator, although they will resort to scavenging if the befalling arises. While lions, in general, do not selectively coursing humans, some accept been accepted to become man-eaters and seek beastly prey.
The bobcat is a accessible species, accepting apparent a possibly irreversible citizenry abatement of 30 to 50 percent over the accomplished two decades in its African range; populations are bottomless alfresco appointed affluence and civic parks. Although the could cause of the abatement is not able-bodied understood, abode accident and conflicts with bodies are currently the greatest causes of concern. Lions accept been kept in menageries back Roman times and accept been a key breed approved afterwards and apparent in zoos the apple over back the backward eighteenth century. Zoos are allied common in ancestry programs for the endangered Asiatic subspecies.
Visually, the macho is awful characteristic and is calmly accustomed by its mane. The arch of the macho bobcat is one of the a lot of broadly accustomed beastly symbols in beastly culture. It has been depicted abundantly in literature, in sculptures, in paintings, on civic flags, and in abreast films and literature.