Friday, November 04, 2005

England's First Zoo

Although it's not quite 'palaeo' news, I thought this article at National Geographic News might be of interest, especially to friends like Dr. Kevin Seymour at the Royal Ontario Museum who works on all things related to the fossil history of felids:

Photograph courtesy Natural History Museum

In the 1930s researchers discovered this lion skull, which dates to the 13th century, in an old moat at the Tower of London, the former palace of English monarchs. Skulls from a leopard and a second lion were also found. New analysis of the animal remains are revealing secrets about England's first "zoo."