We absolutely love this clip and how the lions don’t care that they’re supporting a whole car. After all, that’s as much territory as ours, so why shouldn’t they do as they please?
lion cold in the middle of the road
The shot begins with two lions crouching on a dusty road, facing each other. They were completely relaxed and completely oblivious to the fact that several trucks were lined up on the road because they couldn’t get through. They lay, paws outstretched, facing each other, like house cats on a couch. Behind them, there were about six or seven trucks parked in place, not going anywhere!
Incredibly, the third lion then calmly walked across the truck to check what their friend was doing. This obviously looks like fun, as the third lion also plops down on their heads! Traffic is even more hopeless now!
lion living in pride
Lions are one of the largest and most powerful cats, and they are also very sociable. Lions live in groups called prides, which consist mainly of females and their offspring. There will be one or two mature males in the pride and they will have the right to mate with the females. Male lions may also group together to defend territories from other males.
Lion prides can be small (about 5) or large (about 15 lions), with territories typically ranging from 15 to hundreds of square miles per lion, but can be smaller if prey is plentiful. Scientists have observed that prideful lions maintain their relationship by snuggling with each other and have a good sense of touch. Male lions prefer to rub each other’s heads rather than lick each other. The bond between male lions is important because they may need to form partnerships to defend territory. The bonding between females is also important for the pride of cooperating with each other in hunting and raising lion cubs. The siblings in Pride are also very tactile with each other. We don’t know what the relationship between these lions is, but they seem to be very relaxed in each other’s company now!
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I am broadly interested in how human activities influence the ability of wildlife to persist in the modified environments that we create.
Specifically, my research investigates how the configuration and composition of landscapes influence the movement and population dynamics of forest birds. Both natural and human-derived fragmenting of habitat can influence where birds settle, how they access the resources they need to survive and reproduce, and these factors in turn affect population demographics. Most recently, I have been studying the ability of individuals to move through and utilize forested areas which have been modified through timber harvest as they seek out resources for the breeding and postfledging phases. As well I am working in collaboration with Parks Canada scientists to examine in the influence of high density moose populations on forest bird communities in Gros Morne National Park. Many of my projects are conducted in collaboration or consultation with representatives of industry and government agencies, seeking to improve the management and sustainability of natural resource extraction.
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