Almost everyone can relate to the Arctic fox
as being an Alaskan predator. Few, however,
know that another predator, the lion, lived
here too. The Alaskan lion was about the size
of its African counterpart and roamed the Interior
of Alaska in search of bison, its main food.
No bones were recovered at the Broken Mammoth
site, so it is unknown whether or not lions
coexisted with the hunters. The lion skull here
at the Museum is almost 9,000 years older than
the Broken Mammoth Site.