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Below: Mock mating.  The male can not mate if the female is not ready.

Jacobson's Organ  (below)

Even females test if another female is in estrus using the Jacobson's organ located on the upper interior of the mouth.

Most lionesses will have reproduced by the age of four. Lions do not mate at any specific time of year, and the females are polyestrous. The male lion's penis has spines which point backwards. Upon withdrawal of the penis, the spines rake the walls of the female's vagina, which causes ovulation. Mating so many times per day becomes painful.

 

 

COURTING

 

  • Male and female stay close together

  • Urine testing by male, followed by grimace when testing the readiness of the female

  • Mock pursuits and mating, neck grip

  • Frequent urine spraying

  • Greeting behavior

  • Licking of genitals

 

   


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