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    The Lion has long been considered the embodiment of the term “alpha male” in the animal kingdom. For thousands of years in human culture, the lion has been considered a truly iconic animal with strong associations to dominance and strength. Expressions such as “the lion’s share” and “lion-hearted” have become part of our daily vernacular and convey some level of power. Looking back in history to the time of Egyptian Pharaohs, the bodies of the sphinxes were constructed in a way that resembles a lion

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    Lions

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    Lions Physical Characteristics Lions have relatively short-legged, long, muscular bodies and large heads. The male grows on average to 1.7 to 2.5 m (5.6 to 8.2 ft) long, not including the tail, which is 90 to 105 cm (36 to 41 in) in length. It stands 1.23 m (4 ft) high at the shoulder, and it weighs 150 to 250 kg (330 to 550 lb). The mane, which covers the head and neck, sometimes extends to the shoulders and belly. The mane will vary in color and length; well-fed, healthy lions have longer, fuller

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    Story OF A Lion

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    Night of the Lion One dark night Jim, Jake, and their little brother Adam decided to stay home to watch the Haley’s Comet fly over. The news stations had been airing story, after story about the rarity of the comet’s pass over the sky’s and it seemed to them that to not watch it would be completely stupid. Little did they know that this night was not going to be a fun filled night instead the worst night of their lives. Jim and Jake are 18 year-old fraternal twins that were inseparable and loved

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    Crouching Lion

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    will be discussing is a sculpture by an unknown artist called Crouching Lion, made in Greece around 330-317 B.C. Approximate dimensions of the Crouching Lion are 29’’ tall x 48’’ wide. It is made of Pentelic marble. “Although the ancient Greeks used a variety of animals, including bulls, griffins and lions, to decorate tombs, lions were the most popular, typically functioning as guardian figures,” (MIA placard). The Crouching Lion was created during “The Classical period in Greek sculpture, ending in

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    The Symbol Of A Lion

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    The symbol of the lion represents everything in the short story “A Lion on the Freeway”. It was written by Nadine Gordimer in her short story book called The Embrace of a Soldier. Gordimer was an African writer, and her stories have been translated into many languages including English for many people to enjoy. The story “A Lion on the Freeway” is about a lion which has escaped onto the freeway. Gordimer describes the scenery of a town with a zoo in it and how the main character can always hear

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    The Lion Research Paper

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    They are many types of lion. Most people think Lions are one of the most dangerous or one of the scariest animals in the world. They is around 5 different types of big cats, and the lion is one of the biggest ones. It is involved with the genus Panthera and it is also a member of the family “Felidae.” Lions are one of the biggest living animals in the world. At their max weight they can be up to five hundred and fifty pounds. It's the second largest cat it the world, second behind only the tiger

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    The Social Cat: The Lion

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    exception—the lion. Lions have captured the attention of many because of their exciting sociality. Lions are group hunters; other cats are solitary hunters. Lions live in groups; other cats live alone. In their article “The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion”, Quammen, David, and Michael Nichols explain that these cats are “the only feline that’s truly social” (60). One common movie in today’s society, “The Lion King”, portrays the lion as the “King of the Jungle.” Many humans view lions as vicious

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    Lion Dancing

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    Lion Dancing When you’re in Chinatown on Chinese New Year, you can hear the firecrackers popping followed by the loud music of banging drums and cymbals clashing in beat with each other. Then as the smoke clears, a huge beast emerges from the smoke. Kids hide behind their parents as the beast shakes its head from side to side and begins to dance around. It is a frightening beast, but it scares the evil spirits and brings good luck to all the stores around Chinatown. As some people know from

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    late 12th century. Involved in this complex arrangement there are many aspects of life during this period including: the status of women, power of the church and living conditions all of which were illustrated in The Lion in Winter. One of the most apparent things in The Lion in Winter was the role of women. At first impression they did not seem significant. Eleanor was cheated on, not an uncommon practice, and then locked in a tower to only be aloud out on holidays. Alice was bought and then

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    The Lion Drops - Original Writing It was early morning on the plains and a wild pheasant flew up the hill almost brushing the tips of the long, golden grass in its flight. The African sun shone brightly and boldly in the distance. But this peace was as real as Kibuka the myth and war god sent to save the Bagandan people. But the people of Botswana need their very own Kibuka now, as war is knocking on the door of my beloved country and my home. I am no African, though I have lived here

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