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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2020 9:41 p.m. PST

"The cave lion was an apex predator widespread across the Holarctic until their extinction at the end of the Pleistocene period.

It was larger than its modern counterpart, and Pleistocene cave art suggests that it did not have a mane.

However, it may have shared several behavioral traits with the lion, such as group living and courtship rituals…"


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rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2020 3:04 a.m. PST

Pretty cool. Nice use of preserved genetic material from that frozen cub found a coup!e of years ago- Spartak.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2020 2:08 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend! (smile)


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