ANIMAL CURIOSITIES

Queens of the animal world: animal species where females rule

We often think of the animal world as dominated by males, with their aggressive behaviors and physical strength.

But there are many species in which females are in control, from group leadership to mate choice.

In this photo gallery, we will explore some of these species and look at how females have learned to rule and dominate in their natural habitat.

Join us on this journey to discover the queens of the animal world. Visit the portal to discover many interesting facts about the magnificent world of animals!

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Queens of the animal world: animal species where females rule
We often think of the animal world as dominated by males, with their aggressive behaviors and physical strength. But there are many species in which females are in control, from group leadership to mate choice. In this photo gallery, we will explore some of these species and look at how females have learned to rule and dominate in their natural habitat. Join us on this journey to discover the queens of the animal world.
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Queen bee
Who is in charge in the hive? The queen bee, of course! The queen bee is at the top of the hierarchy, and she is the only one capable of fertilizing and laying eggs, unlike the males who live pretty much only to meet fertilization needs.
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Orca
Here is another species where she, the female, rules: orcas! The oldest adult female within the group is the matriarch, who is responsible for procuring food and directing the movements of the group.
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African lions
In the common imagination we think of the male lion as "the king of the savannah," but the truth is that in the family things are a little different. In fact, in the lion family it is the lionesses who are in charge: they practically always guide the movements of the group and take the leading role both in hunting and dividing up the prey and in defending the territory. Queens!
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Lemur
Female lemurs rule and sometimes do so aggressively. Studies of most lemur species have found that females are socially dominant over all individual males.
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Elephant
Here we come to the elephant, one of the largest animals on the planet. Again the female rules, the matriarch, who is in charge of defending the cubs and guiding the collective movements of the herd.
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