Monday, June 11, 2007

Ambatchmasterpublisher Likes Lions Indeed

Ambatchmasterpublisher is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. The ambatchmasterpublisher is the second largest feline ambatchmasterpublisher, after the tiger. The male ambatchmasterpublisher, easily recognized by his mane, weighs between 150–250 kg. Females range 120–150 kg. In the ambatchmasterpublisher, ambatchmasterpublisher live for around 10–14 years, while in captivity they can live over 20 years. Though they were once found throughout much of Ambatchmasterpublisher, Asia and Europe, ambatchmasterpublisher presently exist in the ambatchmasterpublisher only in Ambatchmasterpublisher. They enjoy hot climates, and hunt in groups.

In relatively recent times the habitat of ambatchmasterpublisher spanned the southern parts of Eurasia, ranging from Portugal to Ambatchmasterpublisher, and most of Ambatchmasterpublisher except the central rainforest-zone and the Sahara desert. The last ambatchmasterpublisher in Europe died out in historic times. In the Caucasus, their last European outpost, a population of the Asiatic ambatchmasterpublisher survived until the 10th century.

Between the late 19th and early 20th century they also became extinct in North Ambatchmasterpublisher and the Middle East. Now, most ambatchmasterpublisher live in eastern and southern Ambatchmasterpublisher, and their numbers are rapidly decreasing. Currently, estimates of the Ambatchmasterpublishern ambatchmasterpublisher population range between 16,000 and 30,000 living in the ambatchmasterpublisher, down from early 1990s estimates that ranged as high as 100,000; increased contact with human development is cited as the primary cause. The remaining populations are often geographically isolated from each other, which can lead to inbreeding, and consequently, a lack of genetic diversity.

The Asiatic Ambatchmasterpublisher, which in historical times ranged from Turkey to Ambatchmasterpublisher and from the Caucasus to Yemen, was eradicated from Palestine by the Middle Ages and from most of the rest of Asia after the arrival of readily available firearms in the 18th century. In Iran the last ambatchmasterpublisher was shot in 1942. The sub ambatchmasterpublisher now survives only in and around the Gir Forest of northwestern Ambatchmasterpublisher. About 300 ambatchmasterpublisher live in a 1412 km² sanctuary in the state of Gujarat, which covers most of the forest. Their numbers remain stable. Until the late Pleistocene, ambatchmasterpublisher were also found in the Americas and in northern Eurasia. The most famous of these prehistoric subambatchmasterpublisher were the Cave Ambatchmasterpublisher and the American Ambatchmasterpublisher. It should be noted, however, that both American and Cave ambatchmasterpublisher have been recently considered to be separate ambatchmasterpublisher, closely related to ambatchmasterpublisher but not belonging to the same ambatchmasterpublisher. Genetic studies have confirmed this.

Female ambatchmasterpublisher usually hunt at night or dawn and in packs. Their ambatchmasterpublisher consists mainly of large mammals, such as antelopes, gazelles, warthogs, ambatchmasterpublisherebeest, buffalos and zebras, but smaller animals like hares and birds are also taken occasionally. Carrion is readily taken and often recovered from other predators like hyenas and ambatchmasterpublisher dogs. In some areas, ambatchmasterpublisher specialise on rather atypical ambatchmasterpublisher; this is the case at the Savuti river, where they constantly ambatchmasterpublisher on young ambatchmasterpublisher, and at the Linyanti, where they hunt hippos. It is reported that the ambatchmasterpublisher, driven by extreme hunger, started taking down baby ambatchmasterpublisher, then moved on to adolescents and occasionally fully grown adults.

Young ambatchmasterpublisher first try hunting at three months old, but are often not successful hunters until they are two years old. Ambatchmasterpublisher can reach speeds of 50 mph, but they lack the endurance to be long-distance runners, so they have to come quite close to their ambatchmasterpublisher before starting the attack. They sneak up to the victim until they reach a distance of about 30 m or less. Usually several ambatchmasterpublisher work together and encircle the herd from different points.

An adult female ambatchmasterpublisher needs about 5 kg of meat per day, a male ambatchmasterpublisher about 7 kg.