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Why do lions have manes?

Asked by Mosesmlambo, Last updated: Aug 02, 2020

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Naheed Mir

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Answered Jul 31, 2020

The mane has usually been seen as a shield that protects a male's neck area around their necks from being bitten or hurt during fights with other males. The manes' length and darkness also signal information to other males about a lion's combat ability.

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