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The lion (Panthera leo) was a large carnivorous mammal native to Earth.
When Spock tried to match the sound of the Whale Probe to the sound of an Earth animal aboard the Klingon Bird-of-Prey HMS Bounty, a lion was one of the animals shown. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)
The scientific name for the lion was shown as Vulpex velox, which is the scientific name of a swift fox. It can be assumed that the computer on the Bounty was incorrect.
In Q's recreation of a World War III courtroom, his throne featured six lion head sculptures. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")
The constellation "Leo" was named for its shape resembling a lion. (Star Trek: First Contact)
Speaking of his unwillingness to sell his bookstore to make way for the Millennium Gate in 2000, Henry Janeway told Shannon O'Donnell that everyone he knew was ready to feed him to the lions, were they in Roman times. (VOY: "11:59")
Large lion statues were part of Nelson's Column in an alternate reality London. (Star Trek Into Darkness)
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