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But don't think manes are only for males: Though uncommon, maned lionesses have been regularly sighted in the Mombo area of Botswana's Okavango Delta.
The young lions at the preserve were having trouble getting the females pregnant, so Frasier was introduced to the lionesses.
As Damian Carrington reports for the Guardian, a lioness was spotted nursing a leopard cub—
An early morning venture turned into a life-threatening scare for one young lioness in western India’s Somnath village.
Normally, according to Hunter, the lioness would kill the little leopard, viewing the cute cub as soon-to-be competition.
In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 photo supplied by Joop van der Linde, a leopard cub walks away after suckling on a 5-year-old lioness in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania.
The lioness, known as Nosikitok, is 5 years old, and the leopard cub is about 3 weeks old, said Susie Sheppard, Media and Digital Marketing Director of Panthera.
In keeping with the Zoo’s thank-you tradition, a lion and lioness are named Ernest and Evelyn, and the penguins in Africa Rocks bear names of McKinney family members.
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Definition of lioness for English Language Learners
: a female lion
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