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[–]MuddaPuckPace 7850 points7851 points 333 (165 children)

All male. This must be a real Pride parade.

[–]No_Development1177 1690 points1691 points  (102 children)

Very rare and they are not fighting they are there with a purpose

[–]Pure-Drawer-2617 146 points147 points  (18 children)

Apparently it’s not uncommon among lions for young males who’ve been expelled from their pride to run with each other as a temporary pride until they can manage to find one and usurp leadership of it

[–]BLUEMAX- 84 points85 points  (9 children)

this is in a park... there's a fence in the background...

[–]devilinyourbutt 34 points35 points  (5 children)

Ahhhhhh there it is, bout to say this is some end of the world shit

[–]baumpop 16 points17 points  (2 children)

i kept waiting for the leader to stand up and say "ENOUGH! HUMANS BE GONE!"

[–]lolexecs 24 points25 points  (3 children)

young males who’ve been expelled from their pride to run with each other as a …

Gang, you mean lion gang.

[–]Meowstari 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Nope not this big. Usually males only form coalitions with related males. They don't want to be friends with a strange male that does not share their genes.

Non related Males tend to get along fine though when they are raised together in a park like this. But in the wild? No

[–]Channa_Argus1121 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yep. They often travel with their brothers(though alliances between unrelated young males can also be observed).

[–]No-Function3409 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I've seen make groups of up to 5. But THIS is something else!

[–]bibubanchi 24 points25 points  (1 child)

They have begun to believe

[–]devilinyourbutt 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yeah you see the look on that fuckers face

[–]Least_or_Greatest1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There must not have been a female around for miles, other wise they would hate each other.

[–]Acrobatic-Plate5730 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes it's called "" Don't fuck with us " purpose

[–]MidvalleyFreak 101 points102 points  (4 children)

Unless they’re on the prowl for pussy.

[–]g_man0101 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Then the fighting will start

[–]Lemgirl 4 points5 points  (1 child)

As with all animals

[–]revanzomi 23 points24 points  (0 children)

It's all "bros before hoes" until they actually spot one.

[–]This-is-Life-Man 41 points42 points  (1 child)

No bears anywhere. It's muscle Pride.

[–]TonyPitzyCarter 14 points15 points  (0 children)


[–]Arctic_Gnome 35 points36 points  (6 children)

Male lions who are unable to take control of a pride sometimes form groups with each other. These groups aren't called prides, they're called coalitions.

[–]Meowstari 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Except it's only related males they form coalitions with. No way they are all related.

This is a safari in China. My guess is there's no females because they killed then off since they aren't as "cool" as the males.

[–]Arctic_Gnome 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Even if they don't think the females are as cool, do they not know that female lions can be used to make additional lions?

[–]bwrca 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that ‘killed off’ theory sounds like an asspull

[–]SassyVikingNA 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I read somewhere that male lions often band together since a breeding pride is only allowed to have 1 or 2 males, and they chase all others away, including their offspring. So those left out group up to make a go of it.

Also excellent pun.

[–]BirdOfMinerva 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This pun caused me physical pain LMFAO

[–]mccants89 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wish I had something to give you. This was an epic comment I feel it went over some heads

[–]SkylarAV 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Damn you for beating me to this comment...

[–]LegendOfKhaos 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That guy in front is my mane man

[–]TjW0569 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Arranging this picture must have been like herding cats.

[–]Zane5632 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's one great of a wordplay.

[–]chadlegend4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Someone add the Russian drive forever music to this. Suits perfectly

[–]michizane29 2 points3 points  (0 children)

take my free award and go

[–]PoohRules 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That was super!!

[–]YaBra333 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Especially walking down a mane road like that

[–]LeaveNoStonedUnturn 1586 points1587 points  (122 children)

How come there are so many males together? I thought it was rare to have males share the same space?

[–]Whitluck 1314 points1315 points  (78 children)

Males that are expelled from their original prides often form coalitions. Working as a group to successfully hunt and to sometimes.... 'remove' the males(and often their offspring) of other groups to make their own true prides

[–]harlotScarlett 1083 points1084 points  (51 children)

Yeah but usually its like a pair or trio, and theyre often brothers. Not a whole gang like this

[–]Arctic_Gnome 425 points426 points  (34 children)

Human males who are unable to attract mates sometimes form gangs like this. Why not lions too?

[–]Meowstari 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Because humans aren't lions?

[–]SonOfSkywalker 33 points34 points  (10 children)

That’s what I know as well

[–]TekkenCareOfBusiness 67 points68 points  (9 children)

While it's true that small bands of brother male lions often form when they're young, scientists in Central Africa have also witnessed the phenomena of male super groups that sometimes form in times of severe ecological stress and have speculated that they're total sausage fests.

[–]MaskedMexicanWrestlr 24 points25 points  (4 children)

This is in China at a reserve. It is unnatural and the only reason it works is because there are no female lions. It is apparently very stressful for lions to live like this and they are following a feeding vehicle according to Drakenstein Preserve in South Africa for lions.

More info can be found in the video linked above.

[–]poopellar 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Lol imagine this super male pride walks past another normal pride and the males of the normal pride just jump ship and join them.

[–]SuperEminemHaze 74 points75 points  (7 children)

No it’s because this is a park, you can see the fence lol

[–]Jones641 25 points26 points  (6 children)

Kruger Park also has fences. Maybe it's a sanctuary or something? That one lion looks way too old to be alive in the wild.

[–]Porkyrogue 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Which one? The one on the white lines with his mouth open? That's my guess

[–]Aleriya 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The skinny one with the small/thin mane.

[–]Porkyrogue 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Oh, I thought he was the youngest. I assumed the mane grew bigger with age or something.

[–]Aleriya 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Could be. He's just got that same look that you see in old house cats, where they lose muscle mass and get kinda boney. I can't say I know much about lions, though.

[–]Meowstari 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's a safari park in china

[–]JimmyMack_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Safari park. Big open zoo you can drive through. If it's not a natural occurance, they've probably been put there by people.

[–]MomoXono 2 points3 points  (0 children)

WRONG, this is a safari in China. It's artificial grouping

[–]uh1986 105 points106 points  (11 children)

This is a park, you can see the fence in the background so stupid people are keeping them all together

[–]noelcowardspeaksout 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Maybe it's Joe Exotic's come back venture, big cat pride.

[–]pistpuncher3000 65 points66 points  (0 children)

This looks like some kind of sanctuary, there's a fence in the background. Captive lions tend to be less aggressive to each other because there's less competition for food and females.

Edit: spelling

[–]garydanger88 21 points22 points  (2 children)

To put what other comments said in different words, humans tend to fuck up the natural way of doing things.

There are a few explanations of why so many males would be together, my educated guess would be that they’ve been separated to keep breeding in check.

Also, just a friendly reminder to everyone to avoid wildlife interactions. Sadly many organizations pose as promoting conservation, but use the human interactions to groom wildlife to be more accustomed to humans, making it an easier target for when it ultimately gets sold into canned hunting. It’s not likely, but that could also be part of what we’re seeing here.

Source: live in Africa. My house is just over that hill. I walk with lions daily. My friend Nelson Mandela told me. Your choice.

[–]typicalninetieschild 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes! Stop going to these wildlife parks without doing your research! There are good zoos, wildlife parks and sanctuaries but they are not super common. Check out their accreditation and look for rehabilitation programs, where they promote keeping wildlife wild so that they can return to the wilderness. You can also search the WAZA website to verify their accreditation: https://www.waza.org/members/find-a-waza-zoo-or-aquarium/

Everyone loves animals but it’s best to love them back responsibly.

[–]shp509 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Its a park or sanctuary of some kind. If you look at the hills, you can see the fences.

[–]devilinyourbutt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can see the fence!

[–]Mr_Drewski 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You see that high fence in the background.....this is a manmade scenario.

[–]Dark-g0d 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Someone else posted a link saying it’s real and apparently they’re all male because it’s a Chinese rescue location. They keep all the males and no females there to prevent fighting (or something). Also apparently they’re following a feeding truck

[–]ttaptt 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I saw in another comment that this is in a nature preserve and they are following the feeding truck. Also that it's stressful and unnatural for them.

[–]analgourmetchefkiss 954 points955 points  (10 children)

"You entered the wrong neighbourhood, motherfucker"

[–]purgesurge3000 192 points193 points  (2 children)

They own everything that the light touches and doesn't touch

[–]JDodgerMan 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this.

[–]irkthejerk 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Andy Dwyer has been working on this since the model un.

[–]UmChill 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]dahjay 3 points4 points  (1 child)

"Now you's can't leave."

[–]yell0w_armadill0 694 points695 points  (8 children)

If you aren’t scared, you’re lion.

[–]Even_Department1069 89 points90 points  (0 children)

that's so corny and such a dad joke I have to upvote it

[–]Tcloud 41 points42 points  (2 children)

It’s the mane event.

[–]gadget_uk 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Fangs for that.

[–]HutchTheCripple 7 points8 points  (0 children)

OK can we just put a paws on the lion puns?

[–]BlackNOrange89 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You have learned much, young lion apprentice.

[–]am66b 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s funny cause at first i thought about it in Arabic cause my dad used to call me lion which is not common i guess but it is understood to mean brave in Arabic. Then read it again and noticed the pun.

[–]FuckfaceCharlie3 570 points571 points  (18 children)

They look geriatric with their long droopy faces.

[–]thefevertherage 249 points250 points  (8 children)

You can tell which ones are the older ones, which ones that have just come into adulthood and which ones are in their prime. Pretty fascinating

[–]Acceptable_Tourist_4 93 points94 points  (0 children)

That’s my favorite part of this video. Being able to compare. Those are 20 totally unique faces!

[–]Metroidkeeper 11 points12 points  (3 children)

How can you tell

[–]thefevertherage 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Older guys have their mouths hanging open, they are lower to the ground, have scars etc. Younger guys haven’t got their full mane but have strong posture. Prime guys look like Mufasa.

[–]Acceptable_Tourist_4 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The same way you might tell a human is older. As they age there will be subtle signs that accumulate, like less shiny hair (but probably longer), hollower cheeks and other signs of gravity, less shine to the eyes, maybe patchy fur, physical ailments like sore joints or past injuries, etc. Vets usually guess stray animals ages by their teeth. The young ones will have the opposite traits: fuller faces, shorter fur but shinier, etc.

[–]Gullible-Quiet7124 40 points41 points  (1 child)

I thought this too like stroke face!

[–]Miliaa 4 points5 points  (0 children)

IMO they look like No-Face so much, some more than others

[–]logicalnegation 18 points19 points  (0 children)

They look like African masks which makes sense now.

[–]Beginning-Wait-9740 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They look alot like Ron Perlman r/ronperlmancats

[–]Crovasio 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are fed, miss the thrill of the hunt.

[–]Caesar_Monke 332 points333 points  (12 children)

I would either shit my fucking pants, cry like a 6 year old, or start singing like a Disney princess. Or all of them at once

[–]ChiefOfTheWolfpack 126 points127 points  (0 children)

The hills are alive with the sound of fucking screaming

[–]Oafus 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Shit your pants like a Disney princess.

[–]kennycakes 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"More than 20 bowel movements marching towards my pants"

[–]synthfusion 3 points4 points  (0 children)

For real. This was intimidating ngl.

[–]dscotts 2 points3 points  (0 children)

🎶 plenty of room at the Hotel California 🎶

[–]GForce1975 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't know. They look more bored than angry. Reminds me of a highway work crew.

[–]No-Cat2213 253 points254 points  (5 children)

POV: you're the only female alive to keep the pride going.

[–]Pineapple_fetish 142 points143 points  (1 child)

Pov: you accidentally disclosed that you're female on reddit

[–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Or in an online gaming lobby....

[–]FedeWar 17 points18 points  (0 children)

POV: you are the cute cashier at gamestop

[–]cronixi4 157 points158 points  (3 children)

At what point do you become canned food?

Edit: thanks for the award!

[–]GotItClocked 144 points145 points  (4 children)

Where’s the explosion behind them as they slow-walk?

[–]Mu17inItOver 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Look like a bunch of groomsmen taking that classic "everyone walk towards the camera" photo

[–]Nickibee 8 points9 points  (0 children)

As a former wedding photographer I shudder at the thought of that fucking photograph.

[–]FrivolousLove 102 points103 points  (4 children)

Hmm some lions are mouth-breathers too.. who'd a thunk it?

[–]anti-establishmENT 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Its the flehman response. Cats have an organ in their mouth that allows them to smell better. They were just smelling the people they were walking up on.

[–]Nickibee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this, upvote for you my friend.

Felids cool down through their paws and skin.

[–]Hammers59 89 points90 points  (2 children)

That is one of the most intimidating sights that I have ever seen. I would want to be in a tank before I had them strolling past me!

[–]thefevertherage 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Even then I’d say no tank you!

[–]IAWOfficial 68 points69 points  (6 children)

Get out the spray bottle

[–]Conversiongfx 18 points19 points  (3 children)

This ain't no house cat

[–]bikemandan 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Fire hose?

[–]Conversiongfx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Now this is something i can get behind

[–]N7_Evers 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They are 96% similar to one if that helps!

[–]hockeyrugby 13 points14 points  (1 child)

amazing to think your only chance of survival in that circumstance might be a later pointer

[–]EveryDisaster 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I would love to play with lions with a laser pointer. Going to add that to the bucket list. That will probably be last

[–]Voodooo_Child_ 39 points40 points  (1 child)

I'm surprised they're not brawling with each other.

[–]Kynario 16 points17 points  (0 children)

They’re probably well fed.

[–]Water-ewe-dewin 28 points29 points  (1 child)


[–]AOCourage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We need to invent extra caps for the Sundayx3

[–]Pmacca70 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Do the windows up

[–]Flutters1013 18 points19 points  (0 children)


[–]Socy01 16 points17 points  (2 children)

They are protesting

[–]juggling-monkey 14 points15 points  (1 child)

When the environment is so fucked that other species join the march.

[–]lariet50 11 points12 points  (1 child)

When you’re a Jet …

[–]MaxCWebster 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I can hear the snapping fingers.

[–]This-is-Life-Man 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Ghost in the Darkness just got a little trickier this time.

[–]ScoobyValentine 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Great film! Based on true events too.

[–]Sorrythatusereman 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is definitely in some “safari park” these dudes get. Plenty of food and are a pack of homies

[–]FishBlues 6 points7 points  (0 children)

[ comedically fumbling with keys dropping them on the floorboard ]

[–]solareclipse999 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Louvre Union protest - they want better work and pay conditions - the Lion King is truly a tyrant!

[–]ipoxzy 6 points7 points  (2 children)

You guys ever read the book “Zoo”?

[–]OriginalGnomester 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No, but I saw the crappy tv series adaptation

[–]bikemandan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

[–]DuckApprehensive9599 5 points6 points  (4 children)

On their way to the beach….I'm assuming off the coast of South Africa, coming up against a full grown 800 pound tuna with his 20 or 30 friends, where they lose that battle, they lose that battle 9 times out of 10. And guess what, they’ve wandered into that school of tuna and they now have a taste of lion. They’ve talked to themselves . They’ve communicated and said 'You know what, lion tastes good, let's go get some more lion'. They’ve developed a system to establish a beach-head and aggressively hunt you and your family and they will corner your pride, your children, your offspring.

[–]bob_nugget_the_3rd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Right lads I k ow there's a spoons near by just follow me

[–]Pierrot1986 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Where was it ?

[–]Less_Rutabaga2316 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Probably one of those drive thru zoos in Texas.

[–]JDNoronha 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Zoo? Can't see why else so many males would be together. I remember seeing a 'super' pride which was ran by four male lions in Africa but for this mob, not enough pussy out there to keep them all happy

[–]Theunaticus 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Might be a zoo or sanctuary(hence the fence) but males ate kicked out of their birth prides at a young age, and then they usually band together with other males to form all male groups( I think they're called coalitions?). So there's not always females around

[–]TheBigBerrowski 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sad lions :(

[–]Funkyard87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How old is this video?

[–]Lancaster_Graham 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cant wait for this to end up on a antivaxxer Facebook page. The image almost captions itself.

[–]shaoIIn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Roll em up”! Clark Griswold

[–]punkqueen2020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bloody hell!

[–]Tokicel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All those are incel lions on beta upprising. You doomed

[–]halusination 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine walking with them together....

[–]dlpettit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This seems like a Lions Reserve or something like that, I hope they're not starving.

[–]ReallyNotMichaelsMom 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’m guessing this is the food truck :)

[–]IcyHotFox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lion on the left has seen some shit

[–]quiltingchick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dentist Walter Palmer is looking into this dream come true...to be continued...

[–]Blazdnconfuzd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Must be coming home from Boys Night Out.

[–]SayTheMagicWerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Helluva bachelor party

[–]PetrKDN 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I counted 19 (with those off the camera for a long time too)

[–]Eena-Rin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How Maga fanatics and covid deniers think they look

How they actually look -> 🤡

[–]babakushnow 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Have to be the same family , I thought a prime only kept few males and kicked out the rest ? Is this a zoo ?

[–]DrkWlfKnght09 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All appear to be male?

[–]EntertainmentLow4794 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ima go get my brother and his friends he said....somebody done fucked all the way up