PHOTOS: Are these the world's first homosexual animals?

Two lions photographed mating

The seemingly outrageous photographs were reportedly taken by Belgian lawyer, Nicole Cambré, during a safari trip to the park in Botswana.
Two lions having been photographed 'mating' in a safari park in Botswana, after reportedly ignoring a pregnant lioness.

Two lions photographed mating

The seemingly outrageous photographs were reportedly taken by Belgian lawyer, Nicole Cambré, during a safari trip to the park in Botswana.

Two lions photographed mating

She shared the photos, commenting on them thus:
"These males had pushed out the resident males earlier in the year and the other female lions had headed into the Mopani woodlands; an area difficult to access with a safari vehicle.
"Only one lioness was seen in the centre of the concession where the male lions were and the lions showed no interest in the lioness leading to the assumption that she may have been pregnant.
"It is the first time I have seen homosexual behaviour in lions, but when reading about it upon my return, it is not that uncommon. With the light just around sunset, it gave some spectacular images."

Two lions photographed mating

What may seem shocking to most is reportedly not as rare as we would like to think and its hard to tell if that thought is comforting or not.

Two lions photographed mating

Although they are not the first animals to exhibit such behaviour, the sight is still as strange as they come.