On the plains of Africa, a lions pride is usually comprised of a bevy of female lionesses many cubs, and several male lions. The females are almost always related, as it is rare for a pride to accept an alien as their own - although it does happen. There are sisters, mothers, daughters and the occasional grandmother as the female contingent. A typical Pride would consist of anywhere from 12-20 animals. This Maasai Kopje pride consisted of 18; 3 adult males, 6 lionesses, 2 cubs under 6 months, 2 bubs (shown under one year) and a few 3 plus year grown cubs.
© Ramdas Iyer Photography