This week we are going to do things a little different and talk about lion’s manes! For starters, did you know that only male lions have manes. They get them as they mature, so only adult male lions have fully grown manes. The color and length of the mane will vary, but scientist think that darker manes indicate a more mature and healthy male.
Now, there is actually a lot we don’t know about manes. Scientist think that manes are more full in areas where it is colder. They also say there is an indication in fuller manes and successful breeding. Rarely there are adult male lions that do not have manes, fascinating the scientific community and leading them to believe there is a link between hormone levels and main growth.
There you have it, some interesting facts about a lions mane!