The littlest Lions

by Bob Shepardson
(DeBary Fl U.S.A.)

Lion with young cubs feeding 1

Lion with young cubs feeding 1

One time while in Kruger, Sherry and I were driving from Lower Sabie to Croc Bridge when Sherry saw a female in the sand on the far side of the river. When putting the Binos on her we saw that she was not alone. With her she had the 3 youngest cubs we had ever seen. Not sure how old they are, but no more than a 3 or 4 weeks would be my bet. This young family was all alone at this time, which is normal, she will probably rejoin her pride in a month or so. By using a 600mm with a 1.4 and a 2X I was able to capture these less than perfect but not bad photos. Hope you enjoy and get to watch little ones like this in one of your trips.

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Sep 04, 2012
by: Jenny

Wow she looks very thin, I hope she finds food or those cubs will die. Thanks for sharing this amazing sighting with us Bob.

Aug 17, 2012
What an amazing sight!
by: Christine

and what a privilege to see such small cubs

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