Jim Freeman
3 minute read
12 Dec 2020
12:00 pm

Keeping your nerve in the bush

Jim Freeman

Up close and personal.

Wild african angry lion. National park of Kenya, Africa. Image: iStock

You might think I’m kinky but I’m fascinated by the sight of copulating lions. It’s simultaneously quite similar to how humans do it … and completely different. In the first place, the male usually finishes his business in about 20 seconds. Unlike men, though, he’s ready to go again in a few minutes and – in a manner of speaking – can keep this up for four to five days. For anatomical reasons, sex for lionesses is quite painful and there’s plenty of spitting and snarling that happens while the dirty deed is being done. I was with some of...