A Lions PRIDE – It would be impossible to tell if this specific lion engaged in homosexual activities, however, when looking at the similarities between the habits of lions then vs now, it is within the realms of possibility. Currently, both male and female lions have been seen to interact homosexually, in nature and in captivity. The act of male and male bonding is not that dissimilar than between that of male and female lions.
Male lions’ pair-bond for a number of days and initiate homosexual activity with affectionate nuzzling and caressing, leading to mounting and thrusting. Statistically, 8% of male lion mountings have been observed to occur with other males. When it comes to pairings between females, they are recognised as being fairly common in captivity but have not yet been observed in the wild.