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Field Museum

New Research Explains Variation in Manes

Caption: A new study to be published in the Journal of Mammalogy examines mane variation for lions in zoos across the United States, from as far north as Chicago to as far south as Houston, where this impressive lion lives at the Houston Zoo. Bruce Patterson, PhD, the MacArthur curator of mammals at The Field Museum, visited these and other zoos last spring to photograph lions for later analysis and comparison.

Credit: Photo by Bruce D. Patterson, courtesy of The Field Museum

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