Breeding Season Lions have no particular breeding season, and often synchronize breeding, especially after a pride takeover, raising the cubs communally. Retrieved 1 February The lion is featured in several of Aesop's fables , which were written in the sixth century BC. Between the age of 2 and 3, lions are classed as sub-adults. Female lions, sisters, live together for life. The behavior guide to African mammals:
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This sometimes involves consumption of the young themselves, which is termed filial cannibalism. The book of Isaiah uses the imagery of a lion laying with a calf and child, and eating straw to portray the harmony of creation Isa The Maasai people have traditionally viewed the killing of lions as a rite of passage.
Retrieved 5 April The hives of some offspring were hygienic, while others were not. The presence, absence, colour and size of the mane are associated with genetic precondition, sexual maturity, climate and testosterone production; the rule of thumb is that a darker, fuller mane indicates a healthier animal. Results showed little genetic diversity among lion samples from Asia and West and Central Africa, whereas samples from East and Southern Africa revealed numerous mutations indicating this group has a longer evolutionary history. The East African Magazine.