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Asiatic Lion

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Nearly all wild lions live in sub-Saharan Africa, but one small population of Asian lions exists in India's Gir Forest. Asian lions and African lions are subspecies of the same species.

Asian lions once prowled from the Middle East to India. Now, only 200 to 260 of these magnificent animals survive in the wild. The Gir Forest's dry teak woods were once a royal hunting ground. Today they are a reserve where the endangered Asian lions are heavily protected. An additional 200 Asian lions live in zoos.

Lions are the only cats that live in groups, called prides. Prides are family units that may include up to three males, a dozen or so females, and their young. All of a pride's lionesses are related and female cubs typically stay with the group as they age. Young males eventually leave and may establish their own prides by taking over a group headed by another male.

Only male lions boast manes, the impressive fringe of long hair that encircles their heads. Males defend the pride's territory. They mark the area with urine, roar menacingly to warn intruders, and chase off animals that that encroach on their turf.

Female lions are the pride's primary hunters. They often work together to prey upon large mammals.

After the hunt, the group effort often degenerates to squabbling over the sharing of the kill, with cubs at the bottom of the pecking order. Young lions do not help the pride hunt until they are about a year old. Lions will hunt alone if the opportunity presents itself, and they also steal kills from hyenas or wild dogs.

Pentagon, do not leave us by woxysAsiatic lion by Sarahharas07The Asiatic Lion by PictureByPaliAsiatic Lion by bookscorpion
With this whole group conversion thing now behind us, groups are developing their own ways of doing things and working with new challenges. Features like limits and stacks have made life much easier for admin and member alike. So, in the spirit of making things easier, I've compiled a list of all rules and guidelines for members of this group.


They will be no more TLK fanart unless to a very high standard, TLK OC are still accepted.

All drawings must be coloured or at least at high quality pencil/ink / digital drawings

Only submissions of large/wild cats will be accepted. No submissions featuring domestic/feral cats will be accepted WE WILL BAN ANY REPEAT OFFENDERS

Any kind of fomat is allowed in the club. We do allow original characters, but please remember we do not accept anthro art.

No profanity or human nudity.

Please provide only helpful, positive feedback to group members.

Please cooperate with group administrators. If we decline a submission of yours,, please dont get upset if we delete your picture and do not give you a reason why

If we ask a question about a submission, please respond promptly.

We will enforce all dA rules and international copyright law. Any submissions that do not follow dA rules will be reported.


As the founder of the group i will be seeking out decent, sharp detailed photos, blurry out of focus pictures will not be allowed anymore, pictures will be accepted under a certain degree of effort and quality

All images must not have any sort of fences in front of the animals, or flash backs on glass panels
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ilbv Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! Some students at Niagara College are making a Documentary about Big Cats in Captivity. They are almost at their goal! Please share this around so that they can make this documentary happen! And any little amount of Donation helps!…
sylverface Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the add =D
ilbv Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I figure this group would be interested in at least reading about this documentary and perhaps also sharing it around with those who you feel would also want to help out.…
BlueA7 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for selecting my drawing for the best folder. I'm honoured!
LacrymosaDiesIlla Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a submission limit?
LSouthern Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hello no there is not a limitation as far as i am aware :)
LacrymosaDiesIlla Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, thanks for replying!
MyPoetry101 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Hi, would you like to be affiliates with my cat group? ^^

Night-Sam Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, for accepting and for featuring my work. 
Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How does one submit work? ^^; 
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