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#172455 - 01/08/08 08:43 PM Re: The lion's share? [Re: Faldage]
belMarduk Offline
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Aye, but only the ones that are attached to a pride. The loners, or groups of males follow a different feeding etiquette.

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#172456 - 01/08/08 09:15 PM Re: The lion's share? [Re: Myridon]
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Regardless of who makes a kill, the dominant male will have first choice of a meal.
Eco Travel Africa

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#172457 - 01/08/08 10:22 PM Re: The lion's share? [Re: Jackie]
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Regardless of who makes a kill, the dominant male will have first choice of a meal.


And for this the world is a much better place for all of us.

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#172459 - 01/09/08 04:23 AM Re: The lion's share? [Re: themilum]
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Originally Posted By: themilum

Regardless of who makes a kill, the dominant meal will be the first m ale .


And for this the world is a much better place for all of us.

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Peace.

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#172461 - 01/09/08 11:48 AM Re: The lion's share? [Re: Faldage]
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Ben, Bran: We also say "the beter part of"
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#172462 - 01/09/08 12:03 PM Re: The lion's share? [Re: Jackie]
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
... the dominant male will have first choice...

First choice implies there is a second choice, etc.


Edited by Myridon (01/09/08 12:04 PM)

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#172465 - 01/09/08 01:59 PM Re: The lion's share? [Re: belMarduk]
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Originally Posted By: belMarduk
Ah but Myridon, if you read further in the anybody-can-edit-whether-true-or-not site, you'll find "Male lions will never share food they have killed by themselves." ; which is also what I learned by watching documentaries done by National Geographic and Animal Planet.

Attacking a source and then using it yourself makes for a rather weak argument. (^_^)

As you were, I was merely using Wikipedia as a convenient "one-stop-shop" which went along with what I know about lions as a non-expert on lions. I haven't read the discussion or history pages of this particular topic but I doubt that the subject is very controversial or subject to much vandalism or bias. We would probably find that most of that article was directly copied from sources possibly even more trustworthy than the Eco Travel site which was quoted from yet remains unattacked (oops, I think I just attacked it ;-) sorry).


Edited by Myridon (01/09/08 02:00 PM)

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#172466 - 01/09/08 02:03 PM Re: The lion's share? [Re: Myridon]
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I seem to recall watching a nature program on tv that said that other predators of the veldt will leave a portion of their kills for the lion. (This was not held up as the source of the phrase lion's share, however.) Better to pay your taxes than deal with a hungry lion, I suppose.

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#172507 - 01/11/08 03:52 PM Re: The lion's share? [Re: Myridon]
belMarduk Offline
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Originally Posted By: Myridon
Originally Posted By: belMarduk
Ah but Myridon, if you read further in the anybody-can-edit-whether-true-or-not site, you'll find "Male lions will never share food they have killed by themselves." ; which is also what I learned by watching documentaries done by National Geographic and Animal Planet.

Attacking a source and then using it yourself makes for a rather weak argument. (^_^)



Yes, I know, I try not to site Wikipedia articles because I could be spreading misinformation.*

I simply wanted to bring to your attention that in the article that you were citing, there was more information lower down which said something different that what youíd implied when you said >>>It would seem most of you have not watched enough Animal Planet. Perhaps you can start with Wikipedia article about how lions hunt (note the photo caption "Sharing a zebra").

I added the National Geograpic and Animal Planet part because this is where I remember seeing info on the males being very persnickety about keeping the food to themselves, but Iím not an expert either and am not glued to the television, so I could be wrong.


What is that thingy with the parentheses and the accents circonflexes bits at the end of the first sentence ?


* I donít want to start arguments here. I know Wikipedia is a starting off place for info and all, and all. I just prefer not using it as a proof for anything.

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#172508 - 01/11/08 04:19 PM Re: The lion's share? [Re: belMarduk]
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> What is that thingy with the parentheses and the accents circonflexes bits at the end of the first sentence ?

(^_^)

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