A majestic predator that once roamed the grasslands of Europe and Asia during the Pleistocene era. This fearsome feline was one of the largest big cats ever, with males weighing up to 700 pounds and standing up to 4 feet tall at the shoulder. Its powerful jaws and sharp teeth were adapted for hunting large prey, such as mammoths and bison, making it a formidable predator of its time.
But its distinctive appearance truly sets the Eurasian cave lion apart from other big cats. Unlike modern lions, the cave lion was covered in a thick fur coat, perfect for surviving in the harsh climates of the Ice Age. Its fur was often reddish-brown with a distinct dark mane, giving it a regal appearance. Sadly, the Eurasian cave lion went extinct around 10,000 years ago, but scientists are still piecing together the fascinating story of this magnificent beast.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No