Compare And Contrast Male Lion And Lion Coalitions

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Register to read the introduction… Some male cubs that are born together will stay together throughout their lives. Though, most male coalitions are not related by blood. Especially since males can come together with other independent males during their lone years. Nearly 2/3 of all male lion pairs and almost half of all trios contain unrelated partners. Large male coalitions (groups) can always out compete small male groups for the domination of a pride of females. Coalitions may contain as many as nine males, and within the coalition, it is every male for himself. Especially when a female comes into estrus. The following male stays very close to the female for about 4 or 5 days and warns off all his male companions. Overt fighting very rarely breaks out between partners. For the male lions that have the larger coalition, they are more successful in acquiring the territory, much rather than a lone male lion offspring that is not shared equally. Male lions have censer affection for their coalition partners. Whether they are relatives by blood, or they are not. Males always cooperate with each other when it comes to defending their territory, and their pride from other intruding lions. Even when members of a coalition are separated from each other, they still defend their territory from intruders, even when they are outnumbered. A pride is a group of lions, generally consisting about 15 lions, but can lead up to be about 30 or even more …show more content…
Both gender and climate conditions affect the life cycles of lions. Since both the males and the females live in the hot savanna regions, they live their lives based on the heat. To conserve energy, most all lions just relax or take naps during the hottest parts of the days, searching for shade under trees or keeping cool by sources of water. These long times of rest are followed by out bursts of activity. Such as when the lions gather to hunt nearby prey, such as zebra. Lions usually hunt in the late evening, or at night. For that is when conditions are cooler, and their prey is less aware of them. Female lions, when reached maturity, have to choose whether or not they want to remain with their current pride. The older females will harass them, forcing them into some fights, and making their life very uncomfortable for them. If the females can stand up to such treatment, and they decide to stay in their current pride, then they are eventually accepted by the others, as to become part of a leading male's harem. Though, if they can’t stand the harassment, they leave the pride and become nomads (loners). These females wander until they are accepted by another pride, which is very rare, or become part of a new pride under another nomad male lion. Once settled down in a secure pride position, lions live the rest of their lives in a predictable cycle. Females provide the necessities

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