Lion cub rescue

This dramatic rescue was captured by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot in Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve.

Lion cub rescue
The mother arrives at the edge of the cliff as her son cries out for rescue after being trapped when he slipped.


Lion cub rescue
The females start to clamber down together but turn back daunted by the sheer drop.
Lion cub rescue
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
Lion cub rescue
Lion cub rescue
The mother gives her son a lick to say that all is well

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