Theirs is the Eastern Sector Pride, the largest lion pride on the conservancy and the safest - the survival rate of cubs is the highest for miles.The arrangement is highly unusual. "They have not split from their birth pride as male lions are known to do," Ol Pejeta told The Dodo. "They protect the pride as a brotherhood coalition, which is rare. They peacefully share equal dominance, mating rights and pride protection duties with no infighting among them."With the strong lionesses of the pride, the brothers are raising their families.
Chris Mwaniki for Ol Pejeta"Male lions are notorious for being aggressive and impatient with cubs," Ol Pejeta said. "However, our field technician Chris, reports that the three brothers are extremely gentle with their offspring - Chris has never seen them lash out at the cubs."Lionesses Sior, Sekela and Pash, of the pride. Chris Mwaniki for Ol PejetaSayid fathers his cubs and defends the pride from intruders with his two brothers - and has the scars to prove it.
Chris Mwaniki for Ol PejetaShona, a brother, a father and a peaceful member of the pride.Chris Mwaniki for Ol PejetaThe unusual arrangement shows how unique animals can be, with varying histories and experiences.Chris Mwaniki for Ol PejetaThe pride is truly a force of love and loyalty.Ol Pejeta is a wildlife conservancy of 110,000 acres that seeks to conserve endangered species and promote community development. Learn what you can do to help.