This dramatic rescue was captured by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot in Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve.
|The mother arrives at the edge of the cliff as her son cries out for rescue after being trapped when he slipped.|
|The females start to clamber down together but turn back daunted by the sheer drop.|
|The mother inches her way down the cliff face to rescue the terrified cub before locking him in her jaws and making her way back up the cliff face|
|The mother gives her son a lick to say that all is well|