Photographer Captures Two Male Lions ‘Mating’ In Botswana

Photographer Captures Two Male Lions ‘Mating’ In Botswana

Two male lions were recently photographed “mating” in Botswana, ignoring the lioness.

Nicole Cambre is a lawyer and award-winning photographer from Belgium who was recognized by National Geographic in 2014 for her nature imagery. Last month, Cambre was in Botswana on safari in the Lagoon area when she spotted the two male lions.

She sent a statement to The Huffington Post about the experience:

“According to our guide, they had only started their behaviour that same week. These intruder males had pushed out the resident males earlier in the year and the other female lions had headed into the Mopani woodlands, an area difficult to access with a safari vehicle. Only one lioness was seen in the centre of the concession where the male lions were and the lions showed no interest in the lioness, leading to the assumption that she may have been pregnant. One of the lions was wearing a collar and our guide thought that they may have crossed from Namibia. It is the first time I have seen homosexual behaviour in lions but when reading about it upon my return, it is not that uncommon. With the light just around sunset, it gave some spectacular images.”

Male lions copulating, Botswana - 28 Mar 2016Homosexuality in animals has long been discussed by experts. In 2012, the Yale Scientific published a piece saying the prevalence of which may be “much more common than previously thought” and could include above 10 percent of species around the world.

In the wild, male lions may exhibit homosexual behavior to reinforce bonds and allegiance.

“No species has been found in which homosexual behavior has not been shown to exist, with the exception of species that never have sex at all, such as sea urchins and aphis,” zoologist Petter Bøckman told The Guardian Liberty Voice. “Moreover, a part of the animal kingdom is hermaphroditic, truly bisexual. For them, homosexuality is not an issue.”

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  1. Mandy
    April 18, 11:11 Reply

    Can someone pass this link on to Manny Pa-I-dont-know-anything so he’ll know that animals can be homosexual.

  2. You Know Who!
    April 18, 11:24 Reply


    So this ndi ocha did not stop at infecting just our children but also went as far as infecting our Lions in our own backyard too to buttress their claim! Odum anyi?

    Mbanu! It is photoshop biko! They would not stop at anything to make every living thing homo! But eh, o ma nme! Tufia!

    By the way, the 2nd pix with the sunset playing on their mane is just bae. Wow! Must be when they both reached orgasm! Very Lion King like……..

  3. Delle
    April 18, 12:00 Reply

    When I saw this, I was like, ‘Finally, my God has given me a pad to seal the menstruating mouths of my gay enemies up!’ Only for one person to come and now tell me that the lions are brothers and are such were just HUGGING! Imagine ooo! That the photographer should have gone close enough to show the intercourse clearly…just negodu! Smh…I didn’t even know what to say…ppl can shaa be daft.

  4. Greg
    April 18, 12:34 Reply

    I’m more thankful its lions and not fowls.who doubts the masculinity of lions?

  5. Geeluv
    April 18, 13:56 Reply

    Those Lions can’t be in Nigeria…. our people will Shaa kill them immediately and sing praises of abomination in the land that must be cleansed afterwards….. Tuff Lions!!!

  6. Lorde
    April 18, 14:03 Reply

    This only proves that being gay is natural… VERY NATURAL!!!

  7. pete
    April 18, 14:52 Reply

    Not sure KDians needs proof on the naturalness of being gay. Doubt if our fellow countrymen are willing to accept such education which is further reinforced by tradition & religion.

  8. JustJames
    April 18, 15:15 Reply

    You can’t win with the “there are Gay animals” argument. Some will say it shows our depravity that we are stooping to the level of animals.

  9. Frank_Einstein
    April 18, 18:45 Reply

    *My earliest memory of gay porn* Growing up i lived with my parents in a certain area of town overloking a creek. Along the creek you’d find a community of pigs. We were told you couldn’t hurt the pigs coz they were reared for commercial purposes (i always wondered who bought those dirty things) and if you killed any by accident, you’d pay for it. So, from the balcony, i always watched them feed, fight, and of course…..mate! On several occasions, i watched male pigs fuck! I mean a big boar fucking another with the females watching. It was really a sight! Boy! Pigs can fuck! Me and my friends back then, in our little minds, joked about it. But it definitely registered something in my mind; this homosexual feeling is really not unnatural, as many folks erroneously believe. I hope they show stuff like this on NatGeoWild..

  10. Dickson Clement
    April 19, 08:12 Reply

    My grandmother owns a pig farm, I have seen male pigs mating! It’s quite common and my grandma doesn’t even border with it!

    • Delle
      April 19, 14:23 Reply

      Maybe u should have sex in front of her someday, u never know…she could be the ally u never had…lmao!

  11. BRYANNNN!!!!!
    April 19, 10:03 Reply

    Lions are brutal, rough and aggressive, but i dint see any other lion coming to protest this sacrilege being committed in public….
    Animals are more homo-accepting than humans, if not, why is the lioness silent, having being spotted in the vicinity of the act??

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