It’s not behavior often captured on film, but the Earth Touch team recently had the opportunity to film African lions mating in the wild. When it comes to lion mating rituals, it’s all about speed and stamina (and plenty of aggression). And monogamy is out the window: females will mate with more than one suitor, and since there is no specific breeding period, lions mate several times a year, and a mating marathon can involve twenty to forty games a day (the loving couple often does not). t Don’t even stop to eat!).
Our love for Africa is embodied in our name and mascot. For us, nothing captures the essence of Africa better than the symbol of the lion. To celebrate World Lion Day, which is celebrated every year on August 10, we wanted to share 10 interesting facts about lions. Read on for more amazing facts about lions.
Lions are one of the most recognizable animals in Africa and for good reason: more than any other animal in the African wilderness, lions signify courage, strength and power. Spending up to 20 hours of the day sleeping or resting, lions are the laziest of the big cats. They can be found lying on their backs with their feet up or napping in the shade. While lounging around, they are very affectionate with each other, rubbing their heads, preening themselves, and purring.