Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lion prides operate like street gangs

I thought this was an interesting anthropological observation:

"The most important way to think about this is that lion prides are like street gangs," says [lion researcher Craig] Packer.

"They compete for turf. The bigger the gang, the more successful it is at controlling the best areas. The main difference from humans is that these are gangs of female lions."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These males show just about as much interest in their offsprings as lions do.