A Kenyan official is demanding two male lions are separated after they were caught having gay sex.
Ezekiel Mutua, the chief executive of the Kenya Film Classification Board, described the incident as ‘bizarre’ and demanded answers. Mutua is fiercely anti-gay, recently banning an episode of Disney’s Andi Mack for featuring a gay character.
He told Nairobi News: ‘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,’ he rationalized.
‘The demonic spirits inflicting in humans seems to have now caught up with animals,’ he said.
‘Two impressive alpha males in perfect light’
The male lions made headlines this week for an unusually intimate tryst.
After one lion mounted the other, he gently dismounted the other lion, nuzzled his face and then seemed to wink.
Paul Goldstein told the Daily Mail: ‘Sometimes you just see something that takes your breath away.
‘I was guiding in the Masai Mara recently and we saw two impressive alpha males in perfect light.
‘When lions mate, it normally last[s] a few seconds. These two were at it for over a minute and the obvious affection afterwards was very evident, as opposed to the violent withdrawal when male and female mate,’ he said.
But Mutua isn’t having any of it.
He said: ‘We do not regulate animals, but this is a first and interesting to hear that there are two male lions in love. Some research needs to be done.
‘And also I wish I can get the bio to confirm the two lions were actually male, because it is not normal.’