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MammalMAP:   26890
Country:   Namibia
Locus:   2013AC
Observer:   Paterson J
Date of record:   1985-03-20
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   Unusual record of lion foraging on dead whale. To my knowledge only record of this behaviour. Whale skull was collected and is stored at Moewe Bay, Skeleton Coast Park.
Last updated:   2019-02-12 12:15:59
Sp. code:   193680
Species name:   Panthera leo
Common name:   Lion -- Lion
Family:   Felidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Male Lion, Male Long-finned Pilot Whale
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 26890 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Les Underhill
Date:   2018-12-31 17:36:28
Species name:   Panthera leo -- Lion; Lion
Species code:   193680

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