Saturday, September 24, 2016

Malagasy lion

The Malagasy lion is a mystery cat from Madagascar. It is described as a large, lion-like cat that lives in caves. It is said to be found in the unexplored areas in Madagascar. Since the island has no native canines or felines, the discovery of a predatory carnivorous cat would be surprising. It was only reported in the 1800's. More likely, it is a sighting of a fossa. Despite their feline appearances, it is more closely related to mongooses and civets. The lion could potentially be a surviving Machairodus, as proposed by Paul Cazard.

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