Females lions are known to not have a mane, but among them there are very masculine representative. For example, in Africa has recently been seen strange female lion with a mane like a male.
These unusual lionesses-cheat noticed in the area of Mombo in Okavango Delta, Botswana. In this area, the animals may have unusual genetic feature that gives so unusual for a lioness looks, say scientists.
As it turned out, the female with a mane can not produce offspring, but very well adapted to the wild. Because of the presence mane they are perceived as male, and their appearance frightens the pride of hyenas and some aggressive males.