Lioness' killing of the father of her offspring is 'extremely rare,' experts say

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    A "male metrosexual lion"?

    Lioness' killing of the father of her offspring is 'extremely rare,' experts say

    "There is not a case of this within recent memory where we've seen a lioness attack her mate," an expert said.

    by Farnoush Amiri / Oct. 22, 2018 / 1:35 PM PDT

    An incident at the Indianapolis Zoo when a lioness killed the father of her three offspring is extremely rare, wildlife experts said Monday.

    "There is not a case of this within recent memory where we've seen a lioness attack her mate," said Hollie Colahan, a lion Species Survival Plan coordinator for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a nonprofit organization in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

    "We've had a very small number of incidents of male-on-male or female-on-female, but for an incident to arise from a female attacking a male is very unusual," Colahan said.

    "What I understand from the zoo is that this was a very unusual male and an unusual female," Packer said in an interview on Monday. "The male was very weak and submissive, and the female was very dominant of the male."

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    Zuri, a lioness at the Indianapolis Zoo, was considered the dominant member of the pair of lions, which had been together for eight years.Reuters file
    "It's almost as if [the male lion] was just too wimpy, like some sort of metrosexual, and he didn't live up to the macho standard of male lion behavior," he said.​
     
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    Listen, he got on her nerves and paid the ultimate price. Not unlike other species. :4_13_65:
     
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    did she eat him?
     
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    Wow, if you put an animal in a cage, it goes crazy after a certain point.
     

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