OKLAHOMA – community animal health workers of a Us zoo are baffled about the new ’look’ of lioness Bridget: she has a big manengroei developed.
The metamorphosis of Bridget in the picture.
Ⓒ Oklahoma City Zoo
The mane started between march and november 2017 to grow, writes the Oklahoma City Zoo. That was a mystery: mannetjesleeuwen always have manes starting from the second year of life, but for women, it is “very rare,” says zookeeper Gretchen Cole to ABC News.
Yet it is not the first time. A 13-year-old lioness from South Africa in 2011 moons because of a problem in the ovaries. Her body was too much testosterone. Also in Botswana were in 2014, four lionesses with manes.
When Bridget think the carers to a runaway pituitary gland, where the hormone levels are regulated. It can also be a genetic abnormality. The zoo has blood, Bridget declined in order to compare it with that of her sister, who maanloos.
Despite the mane is Bridget an ’insightful’ and healthy lady, so the zoo satisfied.