No other sight in the natural world is more magnificent than that of a group of adult male lions together. Their bold stature and the unified front they present sends shivers down the spine of every observer, especially that of any potential rivals. To see 1 or 2 male lions together is certainly a sight to behold, but what about 4 or 5 thick maned male lions? Now that’s a sight you’ll never forget. Time spent with male lion coalitions will be moments never forgotten.

Now there’s heaps of scientific information readily available, all explaining in great detail the theory behind male lion coalitions. This post will contain bit of that research but largely my personal thoughts, accounts & understanding of just why these magnificent animals choose to be social & in so doing to guard their territory as a group as opposed to running solo.