A reproduction print from Lloyd's Natural History: A Hand-Book to the Carnivora, Part I. Cats, Civets, and Mungooses; by Richard Lydekker, 1896. "Young cubs usually (are) marked with small transverse bands, and a longitudinal stripe down the middle of the back, but these markings occasionally breaking up into spots. Faint spots sometimes observable on the flanks and under-parts of the adult, especially in the Lioness....Unlike the majority of the Family, Lion cubs are born with their eyes open."
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