Even though they are thought of as the forest’s king, lions have a relatively fragile ego. Although these massive animals have earned their place at the top, male lions still engage in violent competition for dominance, even against tiny cubs.
Male lions will engage in combat with other adult males to ga in dominance of a pride. Usually, the ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ results in the ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ of one of the males. Usually, there are several females and one male in a lion pride. When a new leader takes over, the boy cubs are frequently ᴋɪʟʟed to stop anyone else from succeeding them.
Most animal mothers zealously protect their young, and this mother is asserting her control in this pride. The two lions are moving up a rocky hillside while snarling at one another to warn the other that it is time to back off. On the cliff’s edge, we can see another female maintaining her stance in front of a pack of adorable cubs.
She is warning the male who is approaching her to back off or she will have to defend her family, which will have negative repercussions. The male and the lioness on the ledge quickly come face to face. With their pointed paws and claws, they jump at one another and engage in combat. Finally understanding the message, the male lion goes away from the mother and cubs.