Yes, you did read the headline right, two male were lions seen mating in the Kruger National Park.
Someone saw a coalition of 3 males on the H6. The H6 is a tar road situated in the middle section of the Kruger National Park.
Two of the males seemed to be “mating” with one another.
Klaus, the visitor who captured the video told Latest Sightings “During our previous 4 days in the park, we had not seen a whole lot, so, even if these lions had not shown that particular mounting behaviour, we would have been pretty happy with the encounter. What made this sighting even more special, was that there was only one vehicle next to us. As time passed, more vehicles started to show up, somewhat disturbing the lions. So, the three huge males left the tar road and trotted south into the thick bush.”
Watch the video below:
Lions are affectionate towards each other, they are usually seen rubbing their heads together.
Male lions “mating” with other males is not a uncommon occurrence.
Male lions do this to assert dominance over another male in the coalition.
Lions social structures are complicated and by mock mating they fortify their social bonds.