While lions are known as kings of the jungle, with that title comes their very fragile egos. Although these big cats have earned their place at the top, male lions will still fight for dominance, even with inexperienced cubs.
Male lions will attack other adult male lions and become the leader of the pride. Attacks usually result in the death of one of the males. Lion prides usually have several females and only one male. When a new leader takes over, they usually kill the cubs to ensure no one can take their place.
A video from The All Around Project’s YouTube channel shows a lioness in defense. The vast majority of animal mothers are protective of their babies, and this mom is showing that she wears the crown with that pride.
As the male and female charged up the crumbling hillside, the two lions roared at each other, telling each other it was time to back off. On the edge of the cliff, we can see another female holding her position in front of a group of adorable pups.
She tells the male approaching her that it’s time to turn around, or she will do what she has to do to keep her family safe. One of nature’s most fearsome tools must be the lion’s paw. There were 18 guys with over 300 pounds of sheer muscle and strength. They are also very sharp and as tough as carbon fiber.
The lioness on the cliff soon came face to face with the climbing male. They immediately attack each other with powerful claws and claws. The male eventually got the message and left the lioness and cubs.
One comment on the video states, “There is nothing purer than a mother’s love for her child.” We couldn’t disagree! Not long after, we see the cubs giving their mother kisses and hugs, thanking her for protecting them.
- Watch 2 giant lions fight for dominance in slow motion – and if you thought lion fighting was intense, wait until you see it happen in slow motion!
- Watch a brave lioness try to stop a stalking male from killing her cub – see what a mother is willing to do to protect her cub.
- Watch two crocodiles fight to the death in a furious contest – even other crocodiles!
- Watch a baby penguin escape from a seal hunt – the Arctic is a wild place, and a penguin battles a predator to survive.
- Someday this tiger will learn how to ambush. Until then, the animals are safe – as one of the most ferocious beasts in the world, this tiger doesn’t really have much to show for it.
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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