Most people are familiar with lions’ vocalizations from watching the MGM movies that always start with Leo the Lion roaring. Roaring is vital to a lion’s communication, displaying its strength and territory.
Research shows that lions can distinguish their roar from others and conduct mental head counts of other pride members. This allows them to gauge the strength of a challenge before engaging in battle.
Lead by example.
Few things compare to the prickle of goosebumps that run down your back and the racing of your heart when you hear a lion roaring in the wild. Screaming allows male lions to advertise their territory and remind other lions of their dominance. (more…)