Does the mane really make the lion? Certainly, luxurious locks are the feature that sets Panthera leo apart from the other large cats. But surprisingly, not all male lions have manes. And back in the early Pleistocene, manes covered more of the lion than just the head.
Host Ari Daniel Shapiro speaks with archivist Connie Rinaldo of Harvard University and curator of mammals Bruce Patterson of Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History to learn about the diversity of lions in the distant past and the challenges they face in the present.
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EOL is teaming up with the California Institute for Biodiversity, the East Bay Regional Park District, and KQED for a professional development opportunity for California educators November 3-4 & 10-11, 2012. EOL will be providing media and tools to help teachers better engage their students in the captivating biodiversity of the California Delta. Learn more and register today!
EOL is happy to announce that we are now providing public access to EOL content statistics. Our data stretches back to February 2012, and is organized in the following categories:
- Overall statistics
- Content partners
- Curator statistics
- Data objects
- Marine statistics
- Rich pages
- User-submitted text
Visit the EOL Statistics Page.
If you have questions regarding any of these statistics, please feel free to contact us on EOL or on Twitter.
We are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Center (NBIC) as EOL's newest global partner.
NBIC is an official national source for information on biodiversity in Norway, providing updated and easily accessible information on biodiversity for decision makers, the public, and the scientific community.
Learn more about the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Center
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On September 15, 2012 people in 25 countries, will take part in the “World Wide Views on Biodiversity” event. The project will engage citizens in making policy recommendations and awareness raising to sustain a living and healthy planet. Outcomes will be presented at Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in October. EOL tools and resources are being used in educational activities that will extend the se conversations to the broader public.
We are delighted to announce two new Memoranda of Understanding that expand the EOL family of Global Partners. Joining us are the India Biodiversity Portal, led by the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), and the Taiwan Encyclopedia of Life (TaiEOL), led by the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica. These partners have impressive expertise and systems of their own with significant content ready to share through the global EOL portal.
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and the Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new Chinese-language version of EOL. Chinese content is currently available for selected mammal, bird and fungi species, and will increase as more Chinese-language partners and users join the effort. Learn more about this collaboration.