face-down-asgard-up:

animalaspects:

If it looks like a male lion and is perceived as a male lion—well, sometimes it isn’t. That’s the case of Africa’s unusual maned lionesses, which sport a male’s luxurious locks and may even fool competitors.
Though uncommon, maned lionesses have been regularly sighted in the Momba area of Botswana‘s Okavango Delta (including the individual pictured below), where the lion population may carry a genetic disposition toward the phenomenon, according to Luke Hunter, president of the big-cat conservation group Panthera, which collaborates with National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative. (The Society owns National Geographic News.) (Click pic to continue.)

MAJESTIC
MANED
LIONESSES

face-down-asgard-up:

animalaspects:

If it looks like a male lion and is perceived as a male lion—well, sometimes it isn’t. That’s the case of Africa’s unusual maned lionesses, which sport a male’s luxurious locks and may even fool competitors.

Though uncommon, maned lionesses have been regularly sighted in the Momba area of Botswana‘s Okavango Delta (including the individual pictured below), where the lion population may carry a genetic disposition toward the phenomenon, according to Luke Hunter, president of the big-cat conservation group Panthera, which collaborates with National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative. (The Society owns National Geographic News.) (Click pic to continue.)

  • MAJESTIC
  • MANED
  • LIONESSES
  1. sylph-politics reblogged this from sylphaeon
  2. tempeanthalia reblogged this from trykynyx
  3. trykynyx reblogged this from vilecrocodile
  4. michellemoments reblogged this from fixeruppr
  5. galileitesoro reblogged this from zedasaysdudealot
  6. pointsimake reblogged this from vulcanflower
  7. candymafiabitch reblogged this from queerandpresentdanger
  8. jtaylmnop reblogged this from water-veiled
  9. water-veiled reblogged this from crunkfeministcollective
  10. thisoverhere reblogged this from oreides
  11. gweniveres reblogged this from oreides
  12. arcticfoxies reblogged this from tastesliketinfoil
  13. shugarshock reblogged this from chipperchenny
  14. giannycatrina reblogged this from thatonemohawkhid
  15. 777tmoose reblogged this from dezzyrei
  16. chipperchenny reblogged this from oreides
  17. hanna-bananaa reblogged this from dezzyrei
  18. azuresea94 reblogged this from dezzyrei
  19. dezzyrei reblogged this from oreides
  20. elevan11 reblogged this from rosesthrowntotheabyss
  21. tastesliketinfoil reblogged this from hannala
  22. cloudfaayt reblogged this from thatonemohawkhid
  23. orgasmic-cupcake reblogged this from thatonemohawkhid
  24. thatonemohawkhid reblogged this from oreides
  25. isumetric reblogged this from oreides
  26. hannala reblogged this from oreides
  27. paintsandpointeshoes reblogged this from oreides
  28. epicallyweird reblogged this from oreides
  29. wondering95 reblogged this from vronthederpywolf