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Re: taxonomy is not stratigraphy (was Re: JVP 25(2): New Dinos, Birds, Discoveries)



On Fri, 15 Jul 2005, Jaime A. Headden wrote:
> [...]
>   In the Serengeti, lions will not take on a water buffalo unless its 
> disabled,
> stuck in mud, or sick. Smaller (read: weaker) and seldom full size and
> full-health animals fall to either lion or wolf, because even in numbers, the
> mass of the animal is prohibitive and not conducive to continuing-health.

I came across the following

 http://www.lionresearch.org/imgs/malehunt.jpg

which is from

 http://www.lionresearch.org/behavior_guide/hunting.html

 "They are especially adept at catching buffalo which are an important
 prey species throughout the lion's range."

> [...]