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Coming after two Gay Lions were photographed and filmed in a love-making session that lasted for at least a minute which is longer than the usual time lions mate, and also photographed cuddling after getting intimate, Kenyan Moralist Dr Ezekiel Mutua, who is responsible for TV and film censorship in Kenya, said the Lions’ gay act should be blamed on gay men who behave badly when they visit the national park.
Dr Mutua who further called for the two lions in question to be caught and kept in isolation until scientists can “determine how they acquired homosexual behaviour” in his interview with Nairobi News, said the act was learnt by the animals either by seeing gay men having sex in front of them or being possessed by demons.
“These animals need counseling, because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly.
“They must have copied it from somewhere or it is demonic. Because these animals do not watch movies.”
The London based photographer, Paul Goldstein, who took photos of the Lions had this to say;
“Sometimes you just see something that takes your breath away. I was guiding in the Masai Mara recently and we saw two impressive alpha males in perfect light. After a while they stood together, in perfect symmetry. What then happened was remarkable. I have heard of this happening in Botswana but with nothing like this vigour, and indeed at various zoos and safari parks, but incarcerated animals will do strange things, who can blame them.
“This however was astonishing. I normally loathe any sort of humanising with animals and our documentary channels are full of it, but this was not only surprising but it was impossible not to smile.
“When lions mate it normally last a few seconds, these two were at it for over a minute and the obvious affection afterwards was very evident, as opposed to the violent withdrawal when male and female mate.
“Even as he dismounted he did not back off as is normal after mating, he crept round to the other male’s muzzle, for a nuzzle and threw a conspiratorial wink his way.”
It was also gathered that Biologists have recorded same-sex sexual activity in more than 450 species including flamingos, bison, beetles and warthogs. Studies published in the 20th century indicated that about eight per cent of ‘mountings’ observed by scientists had been male lions with other males. Here are photos below of the Lions at Masai Mara below;