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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Photos captured the ferocity between two adult male lions fighting for dominance at Zoo Miami.
8-year-old brothers “Jabare” and “Kwame” were locked into an intense battle for hierarchy after zoo staff introduced two females into the lion exhibit for the first time in over a year.
This wasn’t the first time these kings of the jungle have confronted each other.
Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill said after this encounter, Jabare established himself as the dominant male.
“Soon after several confrontations, tempers calmed and they now appear to accept each other’s presence enabling Zoo Miami to be one of less than a handful of zoos in the country to successfully exhibit a coalition of adult males with females on a single exhibit,” said Magill.