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10 Strange Animal Mating Rituals (Slideshow)

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Lions: One Track Mind

When lions mate, the coupling usually lasts only about 20 seconds. But the pair will repeat the act every 20 minutes or so sometimes up to 40 times a day. This will continue for three to seven days straight, with the male and female neglecting to hunt or eat during the entire time.

Learn more about the African lion.

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(Image: African lion pair, male and female. Source: WELS.net/Flickr via a Creative Commons license.)

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9:42PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

And I thought we were complicated :)

9:38AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

Thank you! Re-shared :)

10:42PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

noted

6:07PM PDT on May 29, 2012

just amazing. all of it was super interesting. thanks!

5:08AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Oh my gosh. Lions are sex addicts (LOL).

1:01PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

ty

9:00AM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

mating in nature has far more variety than many who talk about the "laws of nature" or what is "natural" behavior have ever actually learned.......

5:57AM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Thanks.

7:34AM PDT on Mar 11, 2012

Thanks, interesting.

3:09PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Just right for each one.

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