What does it take to be a lion?

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Those who remain at the top of the food pyramid usually are the ones to take over the African land, of Kenya! These are wild cats, in which they were not destined to for tameness in a world, such as theirs! This is a life that can only be lived by the wild cats of the African plains.

A system must be set-up so that order can be maintained. Everything happens for a reason when it comes to the cycles of life. Wild cats are the most social animals in the jungle of the Savannah plans, and to keep power over everything else requires more stamina than we could ever imagine.

Male lions fight for anarchy in a pride, so that they can create a future for themselves. They will kill off the cubs and fight the male lions, just to keep the lionesses so they could have cubs of their own. Lionesses do the majority of the work, while the male is assigned to protect the pride from any sign of danger. A female lion normally does all the hunting, nursing and bonding with the rest of the pride. When it comes down to hunting, a male cannot do it unless desperate measures call for it. The mane of a male lion will make them visible to the prey, and that’ll make catching food, much harder than usual.

A male can also do a special call, just to be notified of a lioness being in heat. This is when courtship is bound to happen. These cats mate twenty-five times a day, just to make sure that the lioness is fertile and able to conceive. Some give birth to one cub, but at most they can conceive six.

There is also a leader of the Lionesses that can lead the pride if there is no male, or if they have to fight an intruder to keep the pride safe. This requires a lot of energy and experience. Those that are looking for a pride to take over are normally called nomads. Nomads are male lions that travel onto marked territory, to fight the leader of the pride, or to be accepted into the pride. This can be dangerous and life-threaten, causing broken teeth and bloody faces. The injuries are nothing small!

Lions are opportunist, which causes them to minimize risk. They are much more powerful that jaguars, tigers and cheetahs. Superior strength is something that’s required in a pride, and they won’t carry a weak lion or lioness. The pride should never be at risk, trying to carry the weakest link. When things like this happen, it’s required for the weak or injured cat to part from the pride. Sometimes the changing of certain tactics is a plus, because living on a routine can sometimes be unhealthy.

The biggest and most dangerous prey that a lion could take down is a buffalo. These are huge beasts that are worst than wilder-beast; they will kill a lion if they have to. It normally requires the whole pride to take it down, unless the male does it. The meal is split amongst the pride also, but the male has every right to take the meal and eat it all for himself.

Some people wonder why wild cats are the most socialist! They do a lot of bonding when it comes to taking care of each other’s cubs, and scent-sharing. Rubbing heads together and leaving behind a scent on territory that belongs to them normally do this. There’s a lot that goes down in one pride alone, and it’s amazing how they communicate. There are just events that must be taken to assure their own future, whether it’s fighting, making a new pride or even killing one off; just to start a new life all over again! It’s takes much to be a lion.