Gay lions “copying” gay tourists
Since a photograph of a lion mounting another lion went viral, Kenyan official Ezekil Mutua has claimed that they were imitating the actions of gay men visiting the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya
Mutua, who is the head of the Kenyan Film Classification Board, said: “These animals need counselling, because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly.
“I don’t know, they must have copied it somewhere or it is demonic. Because these animals do not watch movies.”
Sex between lions is not common but not unheard of.
The photograph was taken in August this year in the Maasai Mara in south-west Kenya by photographer Paul Goldstein.
Biologists believe that same-sex behaviour occurs in at 1,500 species of animal.
Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Kenya and punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment.