Posts Tagged 'Non-mammals'

Tiger shark: A species of Requiem shark

Posted on November 20 2009 Add Comments

The tiger shark is a species of requiem shark and is the only member of the genus Galeocerdo. It has tiger-like markings on a dark back with an off-white underbelly. The tiger shark has a thick and large body with a blunt snout. The first dorsal fin is longer than the second and the caudal [...]

Lion: A member of the family Felidae

Posted on October 24 2009 Add Comments

The Lion is the other ‘big cats’ in the genus Panthera. It is the second largest living cat after the tiger. Some male lions exceed 250 kg in weight. Wild lions currently exist in Asia and in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The lion is a powerfully built, muscular cat in appearance. Its fur is short and uniform in [...]