The now extinct 'American Lion' was a giant predator roaming North and South America as recently as 11,000 years ago. It is thought to have been about twenty-five percent larger than the modern African lion. "American lions likely preyed on deer, North American horses (now extinct), North American camels, North American tapirs, American bison, mammoths, and other large, herbivorous animals."

10 Big Cats That Have Gone Extinct in Modern Times

The now extinct 'American Lion' was a giant predator roaming North and South America as recently as 11,000 years ago. It is thought to have been about twenty-five percent larger than the modern African lion. "American lions likely preyed on deer, North American horses (now extinct), North American camels, North American tapirs, American bison, mammoths, and other large, herbivorous animals."

American Lion. Extinct about 11,000 years ago. Species survived for around 330,000 years.

American Lion. Extinct about 11,000 years ago. Species survived for around 330,000 years.

Kennis & Kennis - It's the American lion (Panthera leo atrox or P. atrox) – also known as the North American lion, Naegele’s giant jaguar or American cave lion. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Kennis & Kennis - It's the American lion (Panthera leo atrox or P. atrox) – also known as the North American lion, Naegele’s giant jaguar or American cave lion. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Smilodon Basics + The American lion - Album on Imgur

Smilodon Basics + The American lion - Album on Imgur

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L117A PANTHERA LEO ATROX American Lion COMPOSITE 2015-600x600.jpg (600×600)

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