History Analysis / PantheraAwesome

8th May '17 10:49:30 PM schoi30
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'''Leopards:'''[[note]]''Panthera pardus''[[/note]] The most common big cat of the genus ''Panthera'', ranging through most of Africa and Asia, as well as the smallest roaring cat. Often seen as stealthy more than anything else, and with good reason. A very common mistake is to portray leopards (both the spotted and the black ones) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvbBBv45xQI making the same scream]] of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKw4OFAu1WM cougar]] or ''roaring'' instead of the sounds the leopard actually makes, which sound far different. (This error also happens to jaguars, cheetahs, lynxes and sometimes ''even to tigers'' in fiction). See Disney's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' again and you'll find we're right. Usually portrayed lounging on a tree branch, which is TruthInTelevision.

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'''Leopards:'''[[note]]''Panthera pardus''[[/note]] The most common big cat of the genus ''Panthera'', ranging through most of Africa and Asia, as well as the smallest roaring cat. Often seen as stealthy more than anything else, and with good reason. A very common mistake is to portray leopards (both the spotted and the black ones) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvbBBv45xQI making the same scream]] of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKw4OFAu1WM cougar]] or ''roaring'' instead of the sounds the leopard actually makes, which sound far different. (This error also happens to jaguars, cheetahs, lynxes and sometimes ''even to tigers'' in fiction). See Disney's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' again and you'll find we're right. Usually portrayed lounging on a tree branch, in trees, which is TruthInTelevision.
TruthInTelevision as leopards are strong climbers and can carry prey heavier than themselves onto high branches.
8th May '17 10:46:10 PM schoi30
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'''Leopards:'''[[note]]''Panthera pardus''[[/note]] The most common big cat of the genus ''Panthera'', ranging through most of Africa and Asia, as well as the smallest roaring cat. Often seen as stealthy more than anything else, and with good reason. A very common mistake is to portray leopards (both the spotted and the black ones) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvbBBv45xQI making the same scream]] of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKw4OFAu1WM cougar]] or ''roaring'' instead of the sounds the leopard actually makes, which sound far different. (This error also happens to jaguars, cheetahs, lynxes and sometimes ''even to tigers'' in fiction). See Disney's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' again and you'll find we're right.

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'''Leopards:'''[[note]]''Panthera pardus''[[/note]] The most common big cat of the genus ''Panthera'', ranging through most of Africa and Asia, as well as the smallest roaring cat. Often seen as stealthy more than anything else, and with good reason. A very common mistake is to portray leopards (both the spotted and the black ones) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvbBBv45xQI making the same scream]] of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKw4OFAu1WM cougar]] or ''roaring'' instead of the sounds the leopard actually makes, which sound far different. (This error also happens to jaguars, cheetahs, lynxes and sometimes ''even to tigers'' in fiction). See Disney's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' again and you'll find we're right. \n Usually portrayed lounging on a tree branch, which is TruthInTelevision.
28th Apr '17 2:30:22 PM spydre
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'''Servals'''[[note]]''Leptailurus serval'', sometimes ''Caracal serval''[[/note]] and '''Caracals'''[[note]]''Caracal caracal''[[/note]]: Rather similar to the lynxes, but with a tropical distribution ranging across Africa and, in the case of Caracals, in Asia as well. They are long-legged and more slender than other cats of similar size. Servals resemble miniaturized cheetahs, while caracals have a more cougar-like look but with lynx-like ears and a bob tail. The latter used to be domesticated in India. Servals and caracals are each other's closest relatives, as well as the African golden cat.

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'''Servals'''[[note]]''Leptailurus serval'', sometimes ''Caracal serval''[[/note]] and '''Caracals'''[[note]]''Caracal caracal''[[/note]]: Rather similar to the lynxes, but with a tropical distribution ranging across Africa and, in the case of Caracals, in Asia as well. They are long-legged and more slender than other cats of similar size. Servals resemble miniaturized cheetahs, while caracals have a more cougar-like look but with lynx-like ears and a bob tail. The latter used to be domesticated in India. Servals and caracals are each other's closest relatives, as well as the African golden cat.
cat. Servals can jump 10 to 12 feet in the air from a standing start, and take birds out of the air.
15th Oct '16 5:03:40 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''Saber-Toothed Cats:''' [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology Not actually called saber-toothed tigers]], but fit the motif. There were a large number of saber-toothed cats throughout the world at various geologic periods (along with scimitar-toothed cats, dirk-toothed cats, as well as ''Thylacosmilus'', a marsupial carnivore that wasn't related to the cat family, but does slightly resemble one. Even an ancestor of mammals, ''Gorgonops'', bore a sort of saber-tooth), but the one most familiar to people is ''Smilodon'', and specifically ''Smilodon fatalis'', a Pleistocene species that ranged down the west coast of the Americas as far south as Peru. Smilodon was about the size of a lion, but much more compact and muscular, kind of like a jaguar. The two enlarged canine teeth allowed the saber-tooth to hunt extremely large prey, [[AwesomeButImpractical but were very fragile and prone to breaking quite easily]]. If you want to make a present-day cat appear older, or just more {{Badass}}, you just need to add some overgrown fangs. Sabertooths were cats, being part of the Felidae family, but they belonged to a different branch of the cat family tree, and left no living descendants. [[IThoughtItMeant And they're NOT to be confused with]] [[ComicBook/XMen the Marvel supervillain of the same name]].

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'''Saber-Toothed Cats:''' [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology Not actually called saber-toothed tigers]], but fit the motif. There were a large number of saber-toothed cats throughout the world at various geologic periods (along with scimitar-toothed cats, dirk-toothed cats, as well as ''Thylacosmilus'', a marsupial carnivore that wasn't related to the cat family, but does slightly resemble one. Even an ancestor of mammals, ''Gorgonops'', bore a sort of saber-tooth), but the one most familiar to people is ''Smilodon'', and specifically ''Smilodon fatalis'', a Pleistocene species that ranged down the west coast of the Americas as far south as Peru. Smilodon was about the size of a lion, but much more compact and muscular, kind of like a jaguar. The two enlarged canine teeth allowed the saber-tooth to hunt extremely large prey, [[AwesomeButImpractical but were very fragile and prone to breaking quite easily]]. If you want to make a present-day cat appear older, or just more {{Badass}}, badass, you just need to add some overgrown fangs. Sabertooths were cats, being part of the Felidae family, but they belonged to a different branch of the cat family tree, and left no living descendants. [[IThoughtItMeant And they're NOT to be confused with]] [[ComicBook/XMen the Marvel supervillain of the same name]].
17th Sep '16 1:02:38 PM Warwolf
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'''Lions:'''[[note]]''Panthera leo''[[/note]] The "KingOfBeasts" as far as the Western world is concerned. Lions were once the widest ranging large mammal on Earth; you could run across one in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion#Distribution_and_habitat Europe, Asia and Africa]], and there's evidence there was even an ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Cave_Lion American]]'' counterpart! However, they went extinct in prehistoric (parts of Asia, Northern Europe) or historic times (everywhere else they used to live, like ancient Greece and the rest of Europe and Asia) and now they're relegated to sub-Saharan Africa and the Gir Forest in India. Their powerful appearance is why the lion is commonly a national symbol in places very far from Africa or India, like England and Scotland (both national coats of arms feature lions), all of the Low Countries, Bulgaria, ''Sweden'', Finland (their cent coins feature a heraldic lion!) ... Lions are the only social cat, forming prides consisting of one or two males and a number of females. (However, domesticated cats can form bonds and colonies, especially in the case of ferals; and brother cheetahs often stay together for life, so they can be considered social, too. It's still debatable though.) The main reason lions are so venerated is their image, the males are distinctive from the females with their shaggy manes and tend to be larger than said females. They live in savannas rather than jungles as was once commonly believed.

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'''Lions:'''[[note]]''Panthera leo''[[/note]] The "KingOfBeasts" as far as the Western world is concerned. Lions were once the widest ranging large mammal on Earth; you could run across one in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion#Distribution_and_habitat Europe, Asia and Africa]], and there's evidence there was even an ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Cave_Lion American]]'' counterpart! However, they went extinct in prehistoric (parts of Asia, Northern Europe) Europe, North America) or historic times (everywhere else they used to live, like ancient Greece and the rest of Europe and Asia) and now they're relegated to sub-Saharan Africa and the Gir Forest in India. Their powerful appearance is why the lion is commonly a national symbol in places very far from Africa or India, like England and Scotland (both national coats of arms feature lions), all of the Low Countries, Bulgaria, ''Sweden'', Finland (their cent coins feature a heraldic lion!) ... Lions are the only social cat, forming prides consisting of one or two males and a number of females. (However, domesticated cats can form bonds and colonies, especially in the case of ferals; and brother cheetahs often stay together for life, so they can be considered social, too. It's still debatable though.) The main reason lions are so venerated is their image, the males are distinctive from the females with their shaggy manes and tend to be larger than said females. They live in savannas rather than jungles as was once commonly believed.
17th Sep '16 1:01:45 PM Warwolf
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'''Lions:'''[[note]]''Panthera leo''[[/note]] The "KingOfBeasts" as far as the Western world is concerned. Lions were once the widest ranging large mammal on Earth; you could run across one in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion#Distribution_and_habitat Europe, Asia and Africa]]. However, they went extinct in prehistoric (parts of Asia, Northern Europe) or historic times (everywhere else they used to live, like ancient Greece and the rest of Europe and Asia) and now they're relegated to sub-Saharan Africa and the Gir Forest in India. Their powerful appearance is why the lion is commonly a national symbol in places very far from Africa or India, like England and Scotland (both national coats of arms feature lions), all of the Low Countries, Bulgaria, ''Sweden'', Finland (their cent coins feature a heraldic lion!) ... Lions are the only social cat, forming prides consisting of one or two males and a number of females. (However, domesticated cats can form bonds and colonies, especially in the case of ferals; and brother cheetahs often stay together for life, so they can be considered social, too. It's still debatable though.) The main reason lions are so venerated is their image, the males are distinctive from the females with their shaggy manes and tend to be larger than said females. They live in savannas rather than jungles as was once commonly believed.

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'''Lions:'''[[note]]''Panthera leo''[[/note]] The "KingOfBeasts" as far as the Western world is concerned. Lions were once the widest ranging large mammal on Earth; you could run across one in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion#Distribution_and_habitat Europe, Asia and Africa]]. Africa]], and there's evidence there was even an ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Cave_Lion American]]'' counterpart! However, they went extinct in prehistoric (parts of Asia, Northern Europe) or historic times (everywhere else they used to live, like ancient Greece and the rest of Europe and Asia) and now they're relegated to sub-Saharan Africa and the Gir Forest in India. Their powerful appearance is why the lion is commonly a national symbol in places very far from Africa or India, like England and Scotland (both national coats of arms feature lions), all of the Low Countries, Bulgaria, ''Sweden'', Finland (their cent coins feature a heraldic lion!) ... Lions are the only social cat, forming prides consisting of one or two males and a number of females. (However, domesticated cats can form bonds and colonies, especially in the case of ferals; and brother cheetahs often stay together for life, so they can be considered social, too. It's still debatable though.) The main reason lions are so venerated is their image, the males are distinctive from the females with their shaggy manes and tend to be larger than said females. They live in savannas rather than jungles as was once commonly believed.
29th May '16 5:21:27 AM Doug86
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'''Saber-Toothed Cats:''' [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology Not actually called saber-toothed tigers]], but fit the motif. There were a large number of saber-toothed cats throughout the world at various geologic periods (along with scimitar-toothed cats, dirk-toothed cats, as well as ''Thylacosmilus'', a marsupial carnivore that wasn't related to the cat family, but does slightly resemble one. Even an ancestor of mammals, ''Gorgonops'', bore a sort of saber-tooth), but the one most familiar to people is ''Smilodon'', and specifically ''Smilodon fatalis'', a Pleistocene species that ranged down the west coast of the Americas as far south as Peru. Smilodon was about the size of a lion, but much more compact and muscular, kind of like a jaguar. The two enlarged canine teeth allowed the saber-tooth to hunt extremely large prey, [[AwesomeButImpractical but were very fragile and prone to breaking quite easily]]. If you want to make a present-day cat appear older, or just more {{Badass}}, you just need to add some overgrown fangs. Sabertooths were cats, being part of the Felidae family, but they belonged to a different branch of the cat family tree, and left no living descendants. [[IThoughtItMeant And they're NOT to be confused with]] [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} the Marvel supervillain of the same name]].

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'''Saber-Toothed Cats:''' [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology Not actually called saber-toothed tigers]], but fit the motif. There were a large number of saber-toothed cats throughout the world at various geologic periods (along with scimitar-toothed cats, dirk-toothed cats, as well as ''Thylacosmilus'', a marsupial carnivore that wasn't related to the cat family, but does slightly resemble one. Even an ancestor of mammals, ''Gorgonops'', bore a sort of saber-tooth), but the one most familiar to people is ''Smilodon'', and specifically ''Smilodon fatalis'', a Pleistocene species that ranged down the west coast of the Americas as far south as Peru. Smilodon was about the size of a lion, but much more compact and muscular, kind of like a jaguar. The two enlarged canine teeth allowed the saber-tooth to hunt extremely large prey, [[AwesomeButImpractical but were very fragile and prone to breaking quite easily]]. If you want to make a present-day cat appear older, or just more {{Badass}}, you just need to add some overgrown fangs. Sabertooths were cats, being part of the Felidae family, but they belonged to a different branch of the cat family tree, and left no living descendants. [[IThoughtItMeant And they're NOT to be confused with]] [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen the Marvel supervillain of the same name]].
24th May '16 8:22:34 PM 4444jdm
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'''Cheetahs:'''[[note]]''Acynonix jubatus''[[/note]] Once believed a big cat, now seems to be a relative of the cougar. Over short distances, it's the [[SuperSpeed fastest land animal]] on the planet. When you can reach freeway speed with the acceleration of a Lamborghini Murciélago Superveloce, you know you're awesome. [[FragileSpeedster Even if you do have a low life expectancy]]. The cheetah is also well-known for being the most docile and trainable of all the big cats (it was often trained to hunt fast prey by Persians and other Asian peoples, much like a greyhound). The King Cheetah is a much rarer variety with larger, more elaborate spots on its coat. Unfortunately for the cheetah, it's gone through a "genetic bottleneck", which is when a population drops so drastically that the species can only inbreed, and as such the cheetah suffers from genetic defects quite often.

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'''Cheetahs:'''[[note]]''Acynonix jubatus''[[/note]] Once believed a big cat, now seems to be a relative of the cougar. Over short distances, it's the [[SuperSpeed fastest land animal]] on the planet. When you can reach freeway speed with the acceleration of a [[CoolCar Lamborghini Murciélago Superveloce, Superveloce]], you know you're awesome. [[FragileSpeedster Even if you do have a low life expectancy]]. The cheetah is also well-known for being the most docile and trainable of all the big cats (it was often trained to hunt fast prey by Persians and other Asian peoples, much like a greyhound). The King Cheetah is a much rarer variety with larger, more elaborate spots on its coat. Unfortunately for the cheetah, it's gone through a "genetic bottleneck", which is when a population drops so drastically that the species can only inbreed, and as such the cheetah suffers from genetic defects quite often.
5th Mar '16 5:35:36 PM AnimeSunglasses
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'''Lions:'''[[note]]''Panthera leo''[[/note]] The "KingOfBeasts" as far as the Western world is concerned. Lions were once the widest ranging large mammal on Earth; you could run across one in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion#Distribution_and_habitat Europe, Asia and Africa]]. However, they went extinct in prehistoric (parts of Asia, Northern Europe) or historic times (everywhere else they used to live, like ancient Greece and the rest of Europe and Asia) and now they're relegated to sub-Saharan Africa and the Gir Forest in India. Their powerful appearance is why the lion is commonly a national symbol in places very far from Africa or India, like England and Scotland (both national coats of arms feature lions), all of the Low Countries, Bulgaria, ''Sweden'', Finland (their cent coins feature a heraldic lion!) ... Lions are the only social cat (However, domesticated cats can form bonds and colonies, especially in the case of ferals; and brother cheetahs often stay together for life, so they can be considered social, too. It's still debatable though.), forming prides consisting of one or two males and a number of females. The main reason lions are so venerated is their image, the males are distinctive from the females with their shaggy manes and tend to be larger than said females. They live in savannas rather than jungles as was once commonly believed.

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'''Lions:'''[[note]]''Panthera leo''[[/note]] The "KingOfBeasts" as far as the Western world is concerned. Lions were once the widest ranging large mammal on Earth; you could run across one in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion#Distribution_and_habitat Europe, Asia and Africa]]. However, they went extinct in prehistoric (parts of Asia, Northern Europe) or historic times (everywhere else they used to live, like ancient Greece and the rest of Europe and Asia) and now they're relegated to sub-Saharan Africa and the Gir Forest in India. Their powerful appearance is why the lion is commonly a national symbol in places very far from Africa or India, like England and Scotland (both national coats of arms feature lions), all of the Low Countries, Bulgaria, ''Sweden'', Finland (their cent coins feature a heraldic lion!) ... Lions are the only social cat cat, forming prides consisting of one or two males and a number of females. (However, domesticated cats can form bonds and colonies, especially in the case of ferals; and brother cheetahs often stay together for life, so they can be considered social, too. It's still debatable though.), forming prides consisting of one or two males and a number of females. ) The main reason lions are so venerated is their image, the males are distinctive from the females with their shaggy manes and tend to be larger than said females. They live in savannas rather than jungles as was once commonly believed.
5th Mar '16 5:34:52 PM AnimeSunglasses
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'''Lions:'''[[note]]''Panthera leo''[[/note]] The "KingOfBeasts" as far as the Western world is concerned. Lions were once the widest ranging large mammal on Earth; you could run across one in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion#Distribution_and_habitat Europe, Asia and Africa]]. However, they went extinct in prehistoric (parts of Asia, Northern Europe) or historic times (everywhere else they used to live, like ancient Greece and the rest of Europe and Asia) and now they're relegated to sub-Saharan Africa and the Gir Forest in India. Their powerful appearance is why the lion is commonly a national symbol in places very far from Africa or India, like England and Scotland (both national coats of arms feature lions), all of the Low Countries, Bulgaria, ''Sweden'', Finland (their cent coins feature a heraldic lion!) ... Lions are the only social cat (However, domesticated cats can form bonds and colonies (especially in the case of ferals), and brother lions often stay together for life. So they can be considered social, too. It's still disputable though.), forming prides consisting of one or two males and a number of females. The main reason lions are so venerated is their image, the males are distinctive from the females with their shaggy manes and tend to be larger than said females. They live in savannas rather than jungles as was once commonly believed.

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'''Lions:'''[[note]]''Panthera leo''[[/note]] The "KingOfBeasts" as far as the Western world is concerned. Lions were once the widest ranging large mammal on Earth; you could run across one in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion#Distribution_and_habitat Europe, Asia and Africa]]. However, they went extinct in prehistoric (parts of Asia, Northern Europe) or historic times (everywhere else they used to live, like ancient Greece and the rest of Europe and Asia) and now they're relegated to sub-Saharan Africa and the Gir Forest in India. Their powerful appearance is why the lion is commonly a national symbol in places very far from Africa or India, like England and Scotland (both national coats of arms feature lions), all of the Low Countries, Bulgaria, ''Sweden'', Finland (their cent coins feature a heraldic lion!) ... Lions are the only social cat (However, domesticated cats can form bonds and colonies (especially colonies, especially in the case of ferals), ferals; and brother lions cheetahs often stay together for life. So life, so they can be considered social, too. It's still disputable debatable though.), forming prides consisting of one or two males and a number of females. The main reason lions are so venerated is their image, the males are distinctive from the females with their shaggy manes and tend to be larger than said females. They live in savannas rather than jungles as was once commonly believed.
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