Beware of acacia trees in Africa: they may contain lions… (Gorgeous pic from National Geographic, gleefully blogged by – of course – P. Z. Myers.)
Lions, Kenya (photo: Mrs Wai Chun Turnbull)
Of course, being the geek I am, I can’t help thinking of this photo too…
(more Lolcats and funny pictures)
You know what this also reminds me of? Science-fiction. Remember the bio-engineered « kitten tree » in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Cetaganda? Some find it creepy, others just… Perfect. Horribly and adorably perfect.
What do lions have in common with humans? And with Dromaeosaurs, the dinosaur family that gave us Velociraptor? Darren Naish, of the science blog Tetrapod Zoology, has a thorough look, thanks to Inside Nature’s Giants, a TV show like no … Lire la suite