The road guard

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

First sighting of the male lion

First sighting of the male lion

In March, we were the first out of Halali and were driving the road to Namutoni when Sherry spotted a female lion in the grass between the road and the pan. The female turned into a young male and three adult females. As we watched, the young male walked in front of our vehicle and lay down in the middle of the road. We then noticed movement in the grass - it was two young cubs previously unseen, running to catch up with their mother. She and the cubs crossed the road with the young male acting as a road guard. Once they were safely across he got up and joined them. we managed a few photos of this family before they disappeared into the bush. Sorry for the quality as the light was poor and some are through the windshield BUT It was a neat behavior!

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Aug 01, 2012
great sighting
by: Jenny

Wow what a great sighting and to see the way the male behaved in such a caring manner.

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