Two male lions have apparently been spotted ‘mating’ in the Lagoon area of the Kwando Concession in Botswana. A new meaning of ‘Gay Pride’ maybe?
The lions can be seen getting affectionate in images taken on a recent safari trip by Nicole Cambré, a lawyer and photographer from Brussels, Belgium.
Cambré reveals that a guide said that the two lions had only begun to display their affectionate behaviour that very same week. The guide also suggested that the lions “may have crossed from Namibia,” Cambré told Yahoo! News.
In defense of these gay, male lions . . . sunsets in Botswana are very romantic. Hashtag: Love Wins pic.twitter.com/zf9mdsU7Jy
— Sean C. Amore (@seancamore) April 16, 2016
Cambré also says that “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.”
Gay king of the Jungle?
Belgian Nicole Cambré photographs 2 lions seemingly trying to mate in a Botswana safari park pic.twitter.com/40mvQoYrse
— CCTV Africa (@cctvnewsafrica) April 14, 2016
Additionally, the lawyer and photographer explained that “only one lioness was seen in the centre of the concession where the male lions were.” However, the two male lions “showed no interest in the lioness” and there was also the suspicion that the lioness may have been pregnant.
Cambré also adds that “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.”