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Why are lions social animals?

Greece LionKiss Offline
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( This post was last modified: 01-13-2016, 12:35 AM by LionKiss )

this is Pretty Boy walking a couple of meters way from a ranger,
how would you explain that he does not show any sign of aggression towards the ranger?



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Lions are big cats after all. Moreover, haven't there been plenty of instances with lions being within close vicinity of their menu items without any aggression due to their full bellies, as it seems in the above picture.
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Think about how many lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, jaguars, etc. all come with in feet of humans, and very rarely do they ever show any aggression towards us. A tiger or lion attacking or charging a jeep is a rare thing, in fact, it is the exception not the rule.
On top of everything else, we are "training" them to deal with us, each generation becomes more comfortable with the presence of jeeps, photographers, crowds etc. I imagine in years to come the idea of a "rogue cat" will be extremely rare. Unfortunately it is forced evolution for these cats, attack us and risk being killed or imprisoned, live side by side and live a natural life.
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It doesn't mean that lions will not display aggressive behavior when confronted with a human and an empty belly: all big cats are the same in that aspect. Cats wlll start seeing us as cattle if we keep introducing ourselves to them.
"Lions, tigers, bears, AND polar bears, oh my!"

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(01-13-2016, 01:04 AM)Pckts Wrote: . Unfortunately it is forced evolution for these cats, attack us and risk being killed or imprisoned, live side by side and live a natural life.

what do you mean? Probably that if a Lion kills a human it will be killed by the authorities so the rest of them will know what will happen to them if the dare to attack us again?
is this some kind of law?
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If an animal developed a trait where it becomes aggressive towards man and attacks, usually that animal is removed. Therefore said animal can no longer pass its genes on nor teach any other siblings to behave in that manner. Which is what I mean by "forced evolution"
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Greece LionKiss Offline
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absolutely amazing

one more beautiful than the other





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(01-13-2016, 02:36 AM)Pckts Wrote: If an animal developed a trait where it becomes aggressive towards man and attacks, usually that animal is removed. Therefore said animal can no longer pass its genes on nor teach any other siblings to behave in that manner. Which is what I mean by "forced evolution"

I agree wholeheartedly. From the reading I've done on the "historical grizzly" he was a much more aggressive beast before the invention of the breech-load rifle. I feel certain the same holds true for lions and tigers. 
 ~ ~ Grizzly - Ursus arctos - Brown Bear ~ ~         
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(01-21-2016, 11:43 PM)LionKiss Wrote: absolutely amazing

one more beautiful than the other






Now that is quite *not to be too feminine* cute! Happy
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(01-22-2016, 12:21 AM)brotherbear Wrote:
(01-13-2016, 02:36 AM)Pckts Wrote: If an animal developed a trait where it becomes aggressive towards man and attacks, usually that animal is removed. Therefore said animal can no longer pass its genes on nor teach any other siblings to behave in that manner. Which is what I mean by "forced evolution"

I agree wholeheartedly. From the reading I've done on the "historical grizzly" he was a much more aggressive beast before the invention of the breech-load rifle. I feel certain the same holds true for lions and tigers. 

You'll be surprised to acknowledge that it is actually the opposite for polar bears. Before, when prey was much more readily available, males didn't have to fight so often for control of food supply as now. These days, I (and Polar Bear International) are both getting descriptive reports of male polar bear actually killing each other within minutes due to a depleted prey supply. I suppose polar bears actually got more aggressive in modern times, according to this.
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(01-12-2016, 11:41 PM)LionKiss Wrote: this is Pretty Boy walking a couple of meters way from a ranger,
how would you explain that he does not show any sign of aggression towards the ranger?



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Delusionist, what is so suprising about a lion not killing a human? All the big cats would do the same.
There's a skeleton choking on a crust of bread..
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