Results of a 2001 phylogenetic analysis of chemical secretions amongst cats suggested, however, that the leopard is closely related to the lion. Kills are cached up to 2 kilometres (6,600 ft) apart. It takes a few months for their fur to turn light brown. [7] Genome-wide data of a wild-born historical lion specimen from Sudan clustered with P. l. leo in mtDNA-based phylogenies, but with a high affinity to P. l. In 2001, the skeleton of a mummified lion was found in the tomb of Maïa in a necropolis dedicated to Tutankhamun at Saqqara. The rosettes, circular in eastern African populations, tend to be squarish in southern Africa and larger in Asian populations. In the Russian Far East, they inhabit temperate forests where winter temperatures reach a low of −25 °C (−13 °F). Leopards, like lions and tigers, tend to be nocturnal (active mainly at night). The hybrid is in general dwarf, smaller than either parent. Two extreme cases occurred in India: the first leopard, "the Leopard of Rudraprayag", killed more than 125 people; the second, the "Panar Leopard", was believed to have killed more than 400. A few geographical variations have been noted in the colour and texture of the fur. Because of limited sampling of African leopards, this number might be an underestimation. They are associated with Sekhmet and date to the early Iron Age between the 9th and 6th centuries BC. Within sub-Saharan Africa, the species is still numerous and even thriving in marginal habitats where other large cats have disappeared. 450-600 mm. The lions at Meknès were moved back to the palace in 1955, but those at Casablanca never came back. In the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and China, leopards are still relatively abundant. Adult banteng weigh 600–800 kg [53], and consequently the leopard in SWS are the only known leopard population in the world whose main prey had adult weight greater than 500 kg. The Barbary lion was a Panthera leo leo population in North Africa that is regionally extinct today. Weight: 37 - 90 Kgs (82 - 200 lbs) Life Expectancy: 10 - 15 Yrs (Wild) 20 Yrs (in Captivity) Main Characteristics The Leopard is the fifth largest feline in the world behind the tiger, lion, jaguar and mountain lion. Barbary lion zoological specimens range in colour from light to dark tawny. [46] Burmese pythons have been known to prey on leopards, with an adult cat having been recovered from the stomach of a 5.5 m (18 ft) specimen. Jun 30, 2020 - Explore Caroline Jeffery's board "Barbary lion extinct", followed by 797 people on Pinterest. While males weigh 37–90 kg (82–198 lb), females weigh 28–60 kg (62–132 lb); these measurements vary geographically. In India, leopard populations sometimes live quite close to human settlements and even in semi-developed areas. Current Holdings: Germany [41] Much later, in 1996, it was subsumed as P. p. pardus. See more ideas about lion, barbary, lions. Weight: 80 kg: IUCN status: CR (Critically Endangered) Current Holdings Former Holdings. Leopards have been known to humans throughout history, and have featured in the art, mythology, and folklore of many countries where they have historically occurred, such as ancient Greece, Persia, and Rome, as well as some where they have not existed for several millennia, such as England. Atlas Bear - … In the tropical forests of India's Nagarhole National Park, tigers selected prey weighing more than 176 kg (388 lb), whereas leopards selected prey in the 30–175 kg (66–386 lb) range. Analysis of these sightings indicate that lions retained living in prides even when under increasing persecution, particularly in the eastern Maghreb. Man-eating leopards are considered bold and difficult to track by feline standards and may enter human settlements for prey, more so than lions and tigers.[. The oldest recorded male leopard was Cezar, who reached the age of 23. [12] [18] Their length is 130 to 165cm (51-65in) [40], The lion appeared frequently in early Egyptian art and literature. Leopards can feed on a broad variety of prey, mainly antelopes, deer and rodents; these include: cattle, chital, duiker, dung beetle, hartebeest, hyrax, impala, muntjac, nyala, porcupine, primates, rat, reedbuck, springbok, squirrel, waterbuck, warthog and wildebeest. Populations in southwest and central Asia are small and fragmented; in the northeast, they are critically endangered. Only native to central to northern China. The coat is variously described as sandy, tawny or greyish with brown, chestnut or faded rosettes. Although lions and leopards may come into contact in sub-Saharan Africa, they are generally not known to interbreed naturally. Their ancestors were caught in southwestern Ethiopia as part of a zoological collection for Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. It is currently extinct in the Korean Peninsula. Felis leo was the scientific name proposed by Carl Linnaeus in 1758 for a lion type specimen from Constantine, Algeria. Leopards co-exist alongside these other large predators by hunting for different types of prey and by avoiding areas frequented by them. The Barbary Leopard is found only in the Atlas Mountains of Africa and is estimated to be down to only 12 remaining adults in the wild. Both were killed by the renowned hunter Jim Corbett. Aggressive encounters are rare, typically limited to defending territories from intruders. However, in the Chitwan National Park in Nepal, both species coexist because there is a large prey biomass, a large proportion of prey is of the smaller sizes, and dense vegetation exists. [31] It broke up within Africa, and later in West Asia. [1] These weight ranges have been criticized for being greatly exaggerated, however, with the Barbary lion being considered similar in size to the lions in East Africa. In protected areas of several countries, wildlife touring programs and safari ventures offer sightings of leopards in their natural habitat. Leopards generally are active mainly from dusk till dawn, and rest for most of the day and for some hours at night in thickets, among rocks or over tree branches. The diploid number of chromosomes in the leopard is 38, the same as in any other felid, save for the ocelot and the margay, whose diploid number of chromosomes is 36. The modern leopard is suggested to have evolved in Africa 0.5 to 0.8 million years ago and to have radiated across Asia 0.2 to 0.3 million years ago. Such larger leopards inhabit areas which lack tigers and lions, so that leopards are at the top of the food chain with no competitive restriction from large prey. Adult females weigh as little as 18 kg (40 lb). The average typical life span of a leopard is between 12 and 17 years. [5], In the early 20th century, when Barbary lions were not common anymore, they were sighted in pairs or in small family groups comprising a male and female lion with one or two cubs. [1], Results of a phylogeographic analysis using samples from African and Asiatic lions was published in 2006. She died in December 2010 at the age of 24. Of the species as a whole, its numbers are greater than those of other Panthera species, all of which face more acute conservation concerns. The heraldic leopard lacks spots and sports a mane, making it visually almost identical to the heraldic lion, and the two are often used interchangeably. In 1916, British zoologist Reginald Innes Pocock accorded Panthera generic rank defining Panthera pardus as species. Hunting is primarily a nocturnal activity in most areas, though leopards in western African forests and Tsavo have been observed hunting by the day. Found today only in the cold regions of Russian Far East and Northeast China. A small remnant population may have survived in remote montane areas into the early 1960s. The Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a leopard subspecies native to Sri Lanka that was first described in 1956 by the Sri Lankan zoologist Deraniyagala. Barbary lions are the largest of the lion sub-species, with males ranging 400-600 lbs and females ranging 250-400 lbs. The most recent form, the Late Pleistocene Ice Age leopard (P. p. spelaea), appeared at the beginning of the Late Pleistocene and survived until about 24,000 years ago in several parts of Europe. However, there have been anecdotal reports of felids larger than the cheetah but smaller than the lion, with a lion-like face, from the Central African Republic, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. [32] [33] An Indian leopard killed in Himachal Pradesh in 2016 measured 261 cm (103 in) with an estimated weight of 78.5 kg (173 lb) was perhaps the largest known wild leopard. The texture and colour of the fur varies by climate and geography; leopards in forests are observed to be darker than those in deserts. Leopards’ weight varies based on their subspecies and leopard sizes. 3 of these were shifted to a zoo in Casablanca, with the rest being shifted to Meknès. The modern use of the leopard as an emblem for sport or a coat of armsis much more restricted to Africa, though numerous products worldwide have used the name. Its body is dark brown with some white spots on its flanks and back. [10] Head-to-tail length of stuffed males in zoological collections varies from 2.35 to 2.8 m (7 ft 8 1 ⁄ 2 in to 9 ft 2 in), and of females around 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in). The estrous cycle lasts about 46 days and the female usually is in heat for 6–7 days. Other vernacular names for the leopard include graupanther, panther and several regional names such as tendwa in India. Single brown hyenas have been observed charging at and displacing male leopards from kills. [3] In the 1830s, lions may have already been eliminated along the coast and near human settlements. During the Benin Empire, the leopard was commonly represented on engravings and was used to symbolise the power of the king or oba; since the leopard was considered the king of the forest. [5], In Libya, the Barbary lion persisted along the Mediterranean coast until the beginning of the 18th century, and was extirpated in Tunisia by 1890. The oldest recorded spotted leopard was a female named Roxanne living in captivity at McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary in The Acreage, Palm Beach County, Florida. The leopard is one of the five extant species of the genus Panthera, which also includes the jaguar (P. onca), the lion (P. leo), the snow leopard (P. uncia; sometimes placed in Uncia, a separate genus of its own) and the tiger (P. tigris). Moreover, the leopard lacks the facial tear streaks characteristic of the cheetah. Most healthy leopards prefer wild prey to humans, but injured, sickly, or struggling cats or those with a shortage of regular prey may resort to hunting humans and become habituated to it. [5], When Barbary stags and gazelles became scarce in the Atlas Mountains, lions preyed on herds of livestock that were rather carefully tended. In 1953, a lioness and a male leopard were mated in the Hanshin Park in Nishinomiya, Japan. Credit: photo by Marcel Burkhard, Source: Wikimedia Commons Along with the Amur Leopard, there are three other subspecies that are near extinction; the Barbary, the Anatolian and the Persian Leopards. Lions also inhabited the forests and wooded hills of the Constantine Province and south into the Aurès Mountains. In tropical forest they do not always avoid the larger cats by hunting at different times. Females weighed in at 65-80 kg (142-175 pounds). Results of a long-term study on lions in Serengeti National Park indicate that ambient temperature, nutrition and the level of testosterone influence the colour and size of lion manes.[19]. Later analysis revealed a ninth valid subspecies, the Arabian leopard. Fathers may interact with their partners and cubs at times. [15], The colour and size of lions' manes was long thought to be a sufficiently distinct morphological characteristic to accord a subspecific status to lion populations. In 1816, Lorenz Oken proposed a definition of the genus Panthera, with a subgenus Panthera using F. pardus as a type species. Males stand 60–70 cm (24–28 in) at the shoulder, while females are 57–64 cm (22–25 in) tall. 1. [18], While the historical Barbary lion was morphologically distinct, its genetic uniqueness remained questionable. [39] Nobles and Berber people presented lions as gifts to the royal family of Morocco. They were common near villages at the periphery of the park and outside the park. The chromosomes include four acrocentric, five metacentric, seven submetacentric and two telocentric pairs. Mothers have been observed sharing kills with their offspring when they can not obtain any meal. It is a member of the family Felidae with a wide range in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. The Barbary sheep is about 80 to 100cm (2.6-3.3ft) tall at the shoulder and they weigh between 40 and 140kg (88-310lb). It is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because leopard populations are declining in large parts of their range. Previously, the oldest recorded leopard was a female named Bertie living in captivity in Warsaw Zoo. Other similar species are the clouded leopard and jaguar. Skull size varied from 30.85 to 37.23 cm (12 5 ⁄ 32 to 14 21 ⁄ 32 in). Some manes extended over the shoulder and under the belly to the elbows. [31], Historical sighting and hunting records from the 19th and 20th centuries show that lions inhabited the range countries of the Atlas Mountains from Tunisia to Morocco. The cedar forests of Chelia and neighbouring mountains harboured lions until about 1884. Leopards may also retreat up a tree in the face of direct aggression from other large carnivores but leopards have been seen to either kill or prey on competitors such as black-backed jackal, African wild cat and the cubs of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs. Its body is dark brown with some white spots on its flanks and back. [2] Widespread in mainland Southeast Asia and South China. Barbary lion zoological specimens range in colour from light to dark tawny. The genus Panthera is believed to have emerged in Asia, from where they subsequently emigrated to Africa. Version 2011.1. North Africa: extinct in Algeria, Egypt, Libya,and Tunisia with relict population in Morocco, West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, East Africa: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda. The clouded leopard was the first to diverge from the rest of the Panthera lineage, followed by the snow leopard. This lineage comprises the species of Panthera and Neofelis. There used to be even larger ones but those are most likely extinct (North African/Barbary leopard and Anatolian leopard.) The remains of seven mostly subadult lions were excavated at the necropolis Umm El Qa'ab in a tomb of Hor-Aha, dated to the 31st century BC. The head-and-body length is typically between 90 and 190 cm (35 and 75 in). [16] Several researchers and zoos supported the development of a studbook of lions directly descended from the King of Morocco's collection. Mugger crocodiles may also on rare occasions kill an adult leopard in India. A male Barbary lion in Algeria. Subsequent branching began two to three million years ago, but the details of this are disputed. This condition was probably caused by erythrism, a little-understood genetic condition that causes either an overproduction of red pigments or an underproduction of dark pigments. Many lions in European and American zoos, which are managed without subspecies classification, are most likely descendants of Barbary lions. Usually when a tiger began to kill baits at sites formerly frequented by leopards, the leopards would no longer come and kill there. [45] For example, one large adult leopard was grabbed and consumed by a large crocodile while attempting to hunt along a bank in Kruger National Park. Head-to-tail length of stuffed males in zoological collections varies from 2.35 to 2.8 m (7 ft 8 1⁄2 in to 9 ft 2 in), and of females around 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in). A pumapard is a hybrid animal resulting from a mating between a leopard and a puma (a member of the genus Puma, not the genus Panthera). In the Kalahari desert, leopards frequently lose kills to the brown hyena, if the leopard is unable to move the kill into a tree. Female live with their cubs in territories that overlap extensively – probably due to the association between mothers and their offspring. Male lion skins had short manes, light manes, dark manes or long manes. At one year of age, leopard young can probably fend for themselves, but remain with the mother for 18–24 months. In some areas of Africa, troops of large baboon species (potential leopard prey themselves) will kill and sometimes eat leopard young if they discover them. The Barbary stag (Cervus elaphus barbarus), or Atlas deer is a subspecies of red deer that is native to North Africa. These traditional lions passant guardant appear in the coat of arms of England and many of its former colonies; more modern naturalistic (leopard-like) depictions appear on the coat of arms of several African nations including Benin, Malawi, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon, which uses a black panther. [48], In Roman North Africa, lions were regularly captured by experienced hunters for venatio spectacles in amphitheatres. [4] This population occurred in Barbary Coastal regions of Maghreb from the Atlas Mountains to Egypt and was eradicated following the spread of firearms and bounties for shooting lions. Statues and statuettes of lions found at Hierakonpolis and Koptos in Upper Egypt date to the The name was first used in the 13th century. This animal, known as the marozi and by several other names, is covered with grayish spots or rosettes on the back, the flanks and the legs. The leopard can, however, grow much larger. Mortality of cubs is estimated at 41–50% during the first year. Body length: 2.35-2.8 m (7ft 9in – 9ft 2in); reports from 19thcentury speak about a lion with the body length of 3.25 m (10.7 ft), with a 75 cm (30 in) tail; females reached up to 2.5 m (8ft 2in) 2. When the family was forced into exile in 1953, the lions in Rabat, numbering 21 altogether, were transferred to two zoos in the region. It measured 262 cm (8 ft 7 in). Occasionally, Nile crocodiles may prey on leopards of any age. Fossil records found in Italy suggest that in the Pleistocene it ranged as far as Europe and Japan. While luxury establishments may boast the fact that wild animals can be seen at close range on a daily basis, the leopard's camouflage and propensity to hide and stalk prey typically make leopard sightings rare. It is widespread in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. Cubs are usually born in a litter of 2–4 cubs. One of the African samples was a vertebra from the National Museum of Natural History (France) that originated in the Nubian part of Sudan. While most of these animals did not reach adulthood, one of these was purchased in 1898 by the Berlin Zoo. The presence of this haplotype is considered a reliable molecular marker to identify captive Barbary lions. Lions in Africa probably constitute a single population that interbred during several waves of migration since the Late Pleistocene. They are equally adept surviving in some of the world's most humid rainforests and even semi-arid desert edges. Photo credit: This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 07:20. In addition, these animals are the only macaques, found outside of Asia. Johnson and colleagues suggest that the leopard diverged next, and followed by the lion-jaguar clade. Native to the Arabian Peninsula. A few instances of cannibalism have been reported. This data suggests the near fixation of the dark allele in the region. The Atlas deer (Cervus elaphus barbarus) or Barbary stag is a subspecies of red deer that is native to North Africa. The skulls were radiocarbon-dated to around 1280–1385 and 1420−1480. Basically pale yellow to yellowish brown or golden (except for the melanistic forms), the coat is spotted and rosetted; spots fade toward the white underbelly and the insides and lower parts of the legs. The fur of the young tends to be longer and thicker than that of adults. However, there have been no confirmed sightings of the marozi since the 1930s. Unsuccessful attempts were made to mate a leopon with a tigress. Male lion skins had short manes, light manes, dark manes or long manes. A study of leopards in the southern Kalahari showed that water requirements are met by the bodily fluids of the prey, succulent plants and water bodies; they drink water every two to three days, and feed infrequently on moisture-rich plants such as gemsbok cucumbers (Acanthosicyos naudinianus), tsamma melon (Citrullus lanatus) and Kalahari sour grass (Schmidtia kalahariensis). It is found in the Indonesian Island of Java. A rare "strawberry" leopard was photographed in South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve. The fur is generally soft and thick; the fur on the underparts is notably softer than that on the back. The jaguar has rosettes that typically have spots within them, while those of leopards often do not. 1 Description 2 Range and Habitat 3 Nomenclature 4 Predators 5 Gallery The Barbary stag is smaller than the typical red deer. [7] It falls into the same phylogeographic group as the Asiatic lion.,[8] and is also closely related to lion populations in West Africa. While males weigh 37–90 kg (82–198 lb), females weigh 28–60 kg (62–132 lb); these measurements vary geographically. [12] Head-to-tail length of stuffed males in zoological collections varies from 2.35 to 2.8 m (7 ft 8 1 ⁄ 2 in to 9 ft 2 in), and of females around 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in).Skull size varied from 30.85 to 37.23 cm (12 5 ⁄ 32 to 14 21 ⁄ 32 in). [15] Leopards are strong enough to drag carcasses heavier than themselves up trees; an individual was seen to haul a young giraffe, nearly 125 kg (276 lb), up 5.7 m (19 ft) into a tree. It is among the medium-sized leopard subspecies. They are threatened by habitat loss and pest control. The generic name Panthera derives from Latin via Greek πάνθηρ (pánthēr). The leopard's success in the wild is due to its well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various habitats ranging from rainforest to steppe and including arid and montane areas; and to run at speeds up to 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph). Their yellow coat tends to be more pale and cream coloured in desert populations, more gray in colder climates, and of a darker golden hue in rainforest habitats. Coat colour varies from pale yellow to deep gold or tawny, and sometimes black, and is patterned with black rosettes while the head, lower limbs and belly are spotted with solid black. The pattern of the rosettes is unique to each individual. The size of prides was likely similar to prides living in sub-Saharan habitats, whereas the density of the Barbary lion population is considered to have been lower than in moister habitats. Interbreeding in melanistic leopard produces a significantly smaller litter size than produced by normal pairings. Our results are the first to record leopard consumption of banteng, which was also the main prey of leopard in SWS (42.2% BC), especially for male leopard (61.5% BC). [3] They disappeared in the Bône region by 1890, in the Khroumire and Souk Ahras regions by 1891, and in Batna Province by 1893. Barbaries were approximately 9-11 feet in length. Their pelage is also more grey in colour with less defined spots. [11], Barbary lion zoological specimens range in colour from light to dark tawny. The Barbary lion is often regarded as the largest and the heaviest of the lion subspecies with estimated weights for males of 190 to 230 kilograms (420 to 510 lb) and for females of 150 to 190 kilograms (330 to 420 lb). Melanism in leopards is inherited as a trait relatively recessive to the spotted form. Alternative origins suggested for Panthera include an Indo-Iranian word meaning "white-yellow" or "pale". Leopards in west and central Asia try to avoid deserts, areas with long-duration snow cover and areas that are near urban development. Animal Database is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Variant colouration Another litter was born in 1961, in which all the offspring were spotted and bigger than juvenile leopard. Small kills are eaten immediately, while larger carcasses are dragged over several hundred metres and safely cached to be consumed later on trees, in bushes or even caves. The Pleistocene leopards of Europe can be divided into four subsequent subspecies. Leopards are exceptionally adaptable, although associated primarily with savanna and rainforest. [15] Results of a mtDNA research revealed in 2006 that a lion kept in the German Zoo Neuwied originated from this collection and is very likely a descendant of a Barbary lion. Pseudomelanism (abundism) also occurs in leopards. Their habitats are fragmented and they are illegally hunted so that their pelts may be sold in wildlife trade for medicinal practices and decoration. In the 18th and 19th centuries, most naturalists and taxonomists followed his example. The babies are born with very thin, dark fur. Early Dynastic Period. [6][2][1] A radio-collar analysis in the Ivory Coast found a female home range completely enclosed within a male's. Although they are smaller than most other members of its genus, leopards are able to take large prey due to their massive skulls that facilitate powerful jaw muscles. In the 19th century and the early 20th century, lions were often kept in hotels and circus menageries. WEIGHT. They have been extirpated in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, Syria, Libya, Tunisia and most likely Morocco. It is not clear if male territories tend to overlap among themselves as much as those of females do. Between January 1996 and March 2009, Indochinese leopards were photographed at 16 sites in the Malay Peninsula in a sampling effort of more than 1000 trapnights. Large subspecies, in which males weigh up to 91 kg (201 lb), are the Sri Lankan leopard and the Persian leopard. The common name "leopard" (pronounced /ˈle-pərd/) is a Greek compound of λέων leōn ("lion") and πάρδος pardos ("male panther"). [32], In Algeria, the Barbary lion occurred in the forested hills and mountains between the Pic de Taza in the east, Ouarsenis in the west and the Chelif River plains in the north. The nine subspecies recognised by IUCN are: A morphological analysis of characters of leopard skulls implies the validity of two more subspecies: The following African leopard populations used to be considered subspecies until 1996: The smallest leopard subspecies is the Arabian leopard. The unique Barbary macaques are the only primates, occurring north of the Sahara in Africa. Yet, the accuracy of such data is questionable; the sample size of captive Barbary lions was too small to conclude whether it was the largest lion. In Sanskrit, this could have been derived from पाण्डर pāṇḍara ("tiger"), which in turn comes from पुण्डरीक puṇḍárīka (with the same meaning). The antlers lack the second tine. The weight of a male tiger was usually 90-100 kg (198-221 pounds). However, leopards in western African forests have been observed to be largely diurnal and hunt during twilight, when their prey animals are active; activity patterns may even vary by season. Males occupy territories that often overlap with a few smaller female territories, probably as a strategy to enhance access to females. Crossbreeding between the leopard and the other members of the Panthera has been documented. Oken's classification, however, was not widely accepted, and until the early 20th century continued using Felis or Leoparduswhen describing leopard subspecies. They have large horns that curve outwards, backwards and then inwards again, with the horns of the male being longer than those of the female. In Ancient Egypt, the lion-headed deity Sekhmet was venerated as protector of the country. They produce a number of vocalizations, including grunts, roars, growls, meows, and purrs. Male leopards are larger, averaging 60 kg (130 lb) with 91 kg (201 lb) being the maximum weight attained by a male. The maximum recorded weight for a leopard is 9… The leopard is solitary and territorial, as are several other felids; individuals associate appreciably only in the mating season, though mothers may continue to interact with their offspring even after weaning. Since 1996, only eight subspecies have been considered valid on the basis of mitochondrial analysis. It is the most critically endangered leopard subspecies, and one of the most endangered animals in the world. [44] She represented destructive power, but was also regarded as protector against famine and disease. The tiger-snow leopard clade diverged from the rest of Panthera around 2.9 million years ago. It is among the most critically endangered leopard subspecies. [20] Following Linnaeus's description, several lion zoological specimens from North Africa were described and proposed as subspecies in the 19th century: In the 20th century, there has been much debate and controversy among zoologists on lion classification and validity of proposed subspecies: In 2017, the Cat Classification Task Force of the Cat Specialist Group subsumed the lion populations in North, West and Central Africa and Asia to P. l. [30] The growth of civilizations along the Nile and in the Sinai Peninsula by the beginning of the second millennium BC and desertification contributed to isolating lion populations in North Africa. 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