The Alpha lion insists on doing things his own way. He doesn’t much like the involvement of the younger lion, but what can he do?
Often, a skurmish breaks out between the alpha and the younger lion. This is often caused by an invasion of space or theft from the less experienced cub.
At this point, the mother lioness usually comes to the rescue saving the younger victim from a fateful end by distracting the Alpha with a toothbrushing.
The younger beta cub gets much enjoyment from this new event and loves the distraction the mother lioness provides. Knowing he has only narrowly escaped a brush with certain death, the cub throws a smirk towards his Alpha counterpart.
But the Alpha and the younger lion both know who’s boss. And soon the two males are working together to build a den shelter to escape the extreme heat from the ceiling lamps.
The Alpha goes in first to check for comfort and to find the best spot.
The lion’s den can be a comfortably arranged shelter fitting up to, in this case, two half-grown lions.
As he reclines, the older lion ponders how he will soon have to think up newer and more clever methods to keep his Alpha position secure. But for now he is content enjoying the control.