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Re:Tyrannosaurid Growth Spurts



On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 Lawrence_Dunn@smbcgroup.com wrote:
> From: john.bass@ntlworld.com
> 
> > There was a recent programme on National Geographic that showed a pride
> of lions attacking an adult elephant, which
> > may be analogous to a flock of therapods attacking a sauropod.
> 
> These were the Savuti lions, I assume.  They are atypical even for lions,
> and I'm surprised to read that they are hunting adults, as even they don't
> generally hunt adult elephants, though I could see them perhaps taking a
> sick or injured animal.  They usually go for calves, in the evening.  They
> do take adult water buffalo, though, which is remarkable.

And here's a remarkable picture of it:

 http://cbs.umn.edu/lionresearch/imgs/malehunt.jpg

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