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   Undertoad  Friday Mar 3 12:06 PM

3/3/2006: Lion cub and mastiff puppy are pals



Lion cub Koza is 10 weeks old, at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. She was born with a twin in the same litter, but it was a difficult birth and the twin died and the mother wound up in a condition unable to raise her cub. That makes it harder because lions are social animals.



So they decided to introduce Mastiff puppy Cairo, to ease the transition. These two would be enemies if they were fully grown - and the lion would win, outweighing the dog by 400 pounds to 90. But for the time being, they are playing (or so it seems), hanging out for an hour at a time while they get used to each other.



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LabRat  Friday Mar 3 12:33 PM

I don't think I'll ever get tired of these kinds of stories, or the pictures. I'm all warm and fuzzy inside. Or is that the rum? Gotta love Fridays.



Iggy  Friday Mar 3 01:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
the lion would win, outweighing the dog by 400 pounds to 90.
I am going to have to disagree with the weight of the mastiff ...

Quote:
Adult males generally run about 160-230 pounds, females are normally between 120-170 pounds. Males over 200 pounds are not too uncommon and a few females reach these weights. According to the Guinness Book of Records the record holder for the world's largest dog is Zorba, a Mastiff, at 343 pounds. He stood 37 inches at the shoulder and was 8 foot 3 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Zorba set this record in November, 1989, when he was 8 years old.
from: http://mastiff.org/faq/faq.mv#II08c

The mastiffs I have seen weigh at least 180 pounds. But the pictures are great! The lion would win against the mastiff anyway, but I still wanted to share that they weigh a lot more than 90 pounds.


mlandman  Friday Mar 3 01:25 PM

90??

For some reason I think 90 lbs for a full grown mastif is quite a bit on the light side. My black lab is 110, and a real full grown Mastif will tower over him.

Nowhere near 400 though, and less sharp pointy things, so I suppose the point is the same.



mlandman  Friday Mar 3 01:26 PM

dammit iggy

you beat me by a couple seconds.



Iggy  Friday Mar 3 02:52 PM



I try



tang  Friday Mar 3 03:20 PM

The lion doesn't look like he's really enjoying the encounter.



Pancake Man  Friday Mar 3 03:30 PM

Curse You Iggy!!!!!

I had this dog that got real lonely, so a kitten was acquired for company. After a while, the cat got fairly large, and the two would wrestle all day. Even when the dog got cancer, the cat would clean the tumor and cheer up the dog. This reminds me so much of that.



Undertoad  Friday Mar 3 03:37 PM

I saw video of this. The dog was in full "play mode" and they were both giving each other the full business with play biting, running, tackling, etc.



Iggy  Friday Mar 3 04:50 PM

Why are you cursing me, Pancake man? Did I beat you to the punch as well?



Pancake Man  Friday Mar 3 05:51 PM

That's a big 10-4 good buddy



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Mar 3 06:47 PM

Of the 3 kinds of Italian mastiffs, Neapolitan, Cane Corso and Lakota Mastino, Cairo looks like the latter. Lakota mastinos are considerably smaller than the other two.

The English Mastiff, or just plain Mastiff, is the monster. AKC minimum for a male is 30 inches at the shoulder.



capnhowdy  Saturday Mar 4 08:57 AM

Fridays are always my fav on the IOTD. Good stuff.

Reminds me of my lab puppy and my pond ducks playing. That was a few months ago. Now if he catches one....well, you know.



Iggy  Saturday Mar 4 12:03 PM

90 kilograms = 198.416036 pound

I can't confirm it, but I think the Lakota Mastino can weigh up to 90kg, which is amost 200lbs. I could be wrong, but I think that is where the confusion is coming from.



Dagney  Saturday Mar 4 02:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Of the 3 kinds of Italian mastiffs, Neapolitan, Cane Corso and Lakota Mastino, Cairo looks like the latter. Lakota mastinos are considerably smaller than the other two.

The English Mastiff, or just plain Mastiff, is the monster. AKC minimum for a male is 30 inches at the shoulder.
Speaking of Cane Corsos...have any new pictures of your friends gorgeous doggy?


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Mar 4 08:13 PM

Nothing current, Dagney. The last I heard he was a seriously spoiled, mama's boy and about 160 lbs.



zippyt  Saturday Mar 4 09:48 PM

The dog is think "My TURDS are bigger than YOU !!!!"



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