Lion Looks Very Pleased While Mating With A Lioness

Lion Looks Very Pleased While Mating With A Lioness

AA pair of Lion and Lioness has been caught in Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Here are a few pictures of them that show highly animated states of arousal in the lion. He was standing on his hindquarters, roaring and baring his teeth as if he was preparing to mount the lioness and showing his happiness. 

The lion looks very pleased while mating with a lioness. 

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The photographer, Vclav Ilha, explained that if the female gets herself ready to mate, then she raises her tail and arouses him by rubbing him or crawling at his feet. The female leaves behind a strong odor and follows her. 

Well, this is just the beginning of their session of mating that could last up to five days. During this period lion and lioness mate up to two hundred times. Their act of mating lasts just a few seconds, and they continue to mate after every 20 minutes. 

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Lion Looks Very Pleased While Mating With A Lioness

As you can see in the pictures, Lions rock the back of their hindquarters as they grin down at lionesses who look back at them, lying on their backs. 

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Look at this duo preparing to mate in the Maasai Mara National reserve in the southeast of Kenya. The lion grins as it sits at the rear of the lioness on the plains. As he prepares to mount, he roars, and the female roars back to him. When she is ready to mate, she will raise her tail and stimulate the male by rubbing and crawling at his feet. 

Lion Looks Very Pleased While Mating With A Lioness

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The male is showing his strong fleshy teeth as he is standing on either side of the female’s rear. When the female is in heat, she will trail a strong odor, and the male lion will follow her impatiently. 

Lions do not mate at any specific time, while the females are polyestrous; they can go into heat several times throughout the year.

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The photographer succeeded to capture the rare glimpses of the mating of this ferocious animal.  

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