Lioness With A Mane In Botswana
Male lions are famously recognized by their impressive manes
Their manes serve both to attract potential mates and defend their territory through thunderous roars
Savannas and grasslands of Africa
In stark contrast, female lions typically lack these distinguishing manes and are less vocal
Up to 15 years in the wild, up to 25 years in captivity
However, nature occasionally surprises us by blurring these boundaries between male and female.
Carnivorous, preying on large herbivores such as zebras, wildebeests, and buffalo
Until recently, reports of maned lionesses were scarce and mostly anecdotal
While we knew of their existence, we had little insight into their behavior.
Mmamaoriri stood out due to her underdeveloped mane and larger size compared to other females, she also exhibited male bahaviours.
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