How to make a male lion’s penis out of a female lion’s anus

A lion has been discovered to have a male reproductive organ that was once part of a lion’s body, but the creature is thought to have been a female.

The finding is reported in the journal Nature.

The lion, named Tala, lived in Tanzania and was found at the base of a cliff in an old forest in the country’s northwest.

A genetic analysis revealed that Tala’s penis was female.

The team first identified Tala by analysing the skin cells of a male animal that had died years earlier.

They were surprised to find that the tissue from Tala contained cells that were female.

“What was really exciting was that the cells that we saw on Tala were in the same cells that have been found in a male, so that was a surprise,” study author David Schumacher, from the University of Oxford, told the BBC.

“We’ve just now seen that a male’s penis is female.”

Tala’s penile organs were found in the body of a young female lion, but researchers had been uncertain of its origin.

“It’s a mystery,” said Dr Schumachers colleague Dr Peter Rundle, from Durham University, who was not involved in the study.

“It’s not clear what it’s trying to do and what its genitals are for.”

Tara is believed to have died at the age of about 18 months and was buried in a local forest.

The researchers were not able to identify the animal or its cause of death, but they do know that Tallya had been suffering from anaemia, which is a condition that can cause an organ to fail.

Tala was found to have some of the same genes as a male human.

“That’s the first indication that this was a male,” Dr Schomacher said.

“When a male gets anaemia or any condition that causes anaemia then their penis will become very swollen and it’s quite difficult to see.”

And then when you remove the penis, you’ll find that it’s just normal tissue.

“But the cells we saw were in a female, so it’s pretty exciting to find it.”

Researchers hope to find out more about Tala and other male lions.