ANIMALS. By Haris Raftis.
By Haris Raftis
The Lion (Pantheraleo) is one of the four big cats in the genus Pantheraand a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia while other types of lions have disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times.
A Monkey is "any nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usually of the lemurs and tarsiers”. Broadly defined, there are three type of monkeys: (1) non-human hominoids (also known as apes), (2) old world monkeys, and (3) new world monkeys. However only the latter two are currently considered monkeys by most biologists.
Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.
Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and short tails.