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andrevondeling

Group of 5 juvenile male lions in Ruaha, Tanzania

In Lion society males get kicked out of the pride around this age. This is absolutely necessary as otherwise they will start mating with essentially their mothe...
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In Lion society males get kicked out of the pride around this age. This is absolutely necessary as otherwise they will start mating with essentially their mothers, aunts etc. Males then wonder around for a number of years in which they have to fend for themselves and become true lions. As this pride only had one male pride leader and these 5 young males where probably to much for him to kick out at that time. So the strain showed on the females who had to feed them all..I later learned that the 5 juveniles stayed together and became one of the most powerful male coalitions in the region. Remaining in power for more than 4 years. Something also extraordinary as in general males rule for a period of 2 to 3 years. As Lionesses take 2 to 3 years to become sexually active this is also necessary to keep the species healthy.
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adriansart Platinum
 
adriansart March 22, 2016
Fabulous Andre one place that I have not been to love to go!
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Johnny_G_Photography March 31, 2016
Truly wonderful capture. Loving you images.
Thank you for sharing them with us :-)
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