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Most of the noise coming from the lioness?

  1. Oct 3, 2015 #1
    I notice when lions mate that it is the lioness that makes the most noise. Yes the male does make a deep growl when he grabs the lioness by the neck but the lioness makes a constant high pitched sound that sometimes sounds like a meow.

    A good example starts at 41:38 in the Lion Brotherhood documentary. There Banda makes a deep growl and the lioness makes a lot of noise.

    But why does the lioness make the most noise when lions mate. Is it like her way of saying "Ouch, stop doing that"?
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  3. Oct 4, 2015 #2


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    No, it is not, because 10 min. after he has done the job, she will be there again and lays down in front of him, begging for more. o0)
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