The wild world is unpredictable. Wild animals have their laws and rules of life. Sometimes people have difficulties to understand world of animals. Read the article and find out who is stronger a lioness or a lion.
Let's say that a male lion and a female lioness were to get into a fight to the death. Let us say that the female's cub's safety was in jeopardy, so there is no retreating. Who would win the fight? It seems that the lioness would win. A lioness spends all day hunting and fighting. A lion shows more force.
Is lioness stronger then a lion?
That would probably never happen, but we figure that the lioness would have some advantages. You figure that a lion's lifestyle is pretty much regimented around laziness, while a lioness focuses on physically demanding activities. Doesn't that make a lioness stronger than a lion?
This is extremely unlikely to happen. If a male invaded a pride's territory, it would be dealt with by the lion. And if a new male came in and were threatening the cubs, most likely, they would be the new alpha male so the cubs would just get killed.
If for some reason is did happen, the lion would be most likely to win. Females are better hunters, but they are not as strong. Males can't hunt cause they're too heavy to run very fast because they have more muscle mass. Plus, like most cats, they kill by ripping the jugular. Females do not have a huge ring of fur protecting theirs so that they would be more vulnerable.
Lion live their own life.
Lion would most likely to win, though it is highly unlikely that a full grown male would attack a female to the death. But males are bigger and stronger, though not as fast as females.
Lion society is not as 'close-knit' as some movies would have you believe. Males usually stay away from the females and can be found most often patrolling and mark the territory. The most social contact comes at meal times and when a female is in the season.
Occasionally they will cross paths during the day and take the opportunity to rest and sleep in the shade together for a period. It is not uncommon for females to be wary of males in their pride if they are at a distance, often it is not until they are close enough to smell each other will realize they are of the same group.
This is because they don't meet that often and the females in the pride have a stronger bond to each other than they would to the current pride male/s. Their tenure is so short that the head of pride (2-3 years but can be much longer, males in some parts of Botswana have held pride for 8-10 years) don't have the years spent to form a close enough bond with the lionesses that would enable them to recognize each other from a distance.
Behavior of lioness
As it was mentioned when the lionesses have cubs, they are aggressive against male lions and will attack force if there are enough of them, a 'pre-emptive strike' to gain an advantage. If it had of been a male from another pride or a nomadic male, it would have killed the cubs given half the chance and the females knew this and weren't prepared to take the risk.
The male is not focused on a fight, and he is outnumbered. He can fight back, but it seemed to be mostly posturing as for him the attack appears to come from nowhere. He tries to run at one stage, and the females surround him, he doesn't have much of a chance to flee, and any severe aggressive behavior would be met with a full on confrontation.
Lion society is unpredictable, and there is always aggression bubbling under the surfaces that can flair up at any time and between any members in pride.
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