See 2 Lions Roaring Loudly Trying to Show Up Males Crossing in Their Territory
We’ve heard of the “shot that was heard around the world.” This refers to the opening of the battle between Lexington and Concord in 1775. And this just refers to how powerful this sound would be because of its significance.
Well, here we will hear the “roar that was heard around the world.” Of course, this refers to the power these lions hold over their own territory. Let’s see the powerful roar below.
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Lion Sighting in Africa
The next YouTube short clip posted at the top of this blog post takes us to Africa. This video was shared by the Mapogo Lions YouTube page. This channel is dedicated to following six different male lions who live and dominate the Sabi Sand landscape.
The awesome thing about places that follow specific animals is being more knowledgeable about them. Knowledgeable about how they live, eat, hunt, and mate on a regular basis.
At the start of the video; we see two male adult lions that are walking in seemingly the open plains of Africa. However, these open plains here aren’t for just anyone to stroll through. And that’s why we see these powerful lions here. They are out patrolling their territory.
“Many animals are territorial as adults. This strategy often makes evolutionary sense since animals can defend clumped resources more efficiently if they stake out a space of their own.”
We hear the sounds of their loud roars that are heard all over their territory and surrounding lands. We might assume because they are roaring that, they are going up against some other enemy. However, we quickly realize that isn’t the case. These lions are roaring as a warning to nearby predators that this is their territory and they better not cross into land that is not theirs.
What Is Animal Territory?
Just as we as humans have homes, cars, and land that is our “territory,” so do animals.
According to Britannica, the professional definition is “Territorial behaviour, in zoology, the methods by which an animal, or group of animals, protects its territory from incursions by others of its species.”
However, unlike humans who have deeds and titles, lions do not. They will mark their territories by leaving scent marks.
Another way to mark their territories is by constantly patrolling their territory. This lets other predators know that they won’t be able to enter without a fight from the territory owners.