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Re:Tyrannosaurid Growth Spurts



Not sure if it was Savuti, the programme just said Botswana.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard W. Travsky" <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 5:07 PM
Subject: 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
> 
> > [...]
>