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Lioness grows small mane in ‘very curious case’ at Oklahoma zoo

Lioness grows small mane in ‘very curious case’ at Oklahoma zoo

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Veterinarians at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens are investigating a strange occurrence with an 18-year-old African lioness. Zoo officials say Bridget, the zoo’s 18-year-old African lioness, has suddenly spouted a mini-mane. Male lions usually begin growing a mane when they are about 1-year-old, which is when they begin producing more testosterone. However, it is extremely rare for a female lion to grow a mane. In other instances, experts say lionesses have grown manes when there is a hormone issue or some sort of genetic component. Zoo officials say they have taken a blood sample from Bridget and are currently awaiting results. Veterinarians say they will continue to monitor her closely, but add that her condition is not likely to affect Bridget...