Male African lion with female in oestrus

Male African lion with female in oestrus

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Credit: TONY CAMACHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mating lions (Panthera leo). During the breeding season male and female lions pair up and court constantly, when they may copulate 30-40 times a day. The male follows closely after the female whenever she moves during oestrus. Photographed in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park in Southern Africa.

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