THE LION IN A NEW SPOTLIGHT
LATERAL THOUGHTS IN SEARCH OF EVER MORE INTERESTING STORIES FROM BIOLOGY. Robin and the Honey Badger’s mission is to re-charge biology with originality for you, the non-specialist reader. Here we illuminate that classic killer-lady of the mammal world, the female lion, lifting the illusory dullness of her fawn shades by careful comparison with other large felids. Our trained eye spots highlights on her head, body and tail that may speak a secret sign language even as she hunts in silence and darkness.