In celebration of World Animal Day, here is a lion rescue story

This is to remind us that animals also care for their young as we do. If only all beings, humans or animals, would care for one another, regardless of species, the world will indeed be a much better place to live in.

Here is the sharing by Shaila Raj:

Clinging on for dear life to the side of a vertical cliff, The tiny lion cub cries out pitifully for help.

His mother arrives at the edge of the precipice with three other lionesses and a male.

The females start to clamber down together but turn back daunted by the sheer drop.

Eventually one single factor determines which of them will risk her life to save the youngster – motherly love.

The drama begins:

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

On the brink:

Four lionesses look over the edge before aborting their rescue mission because of the sheer drop.

Slowly, agonizingly, the big cat edges her way down towards her terrified son,

Using her powerful claws to grip the crumbling cliff side.

One slip from her and both animals could end up dead at the bottom of the ravine.

Just as the exhausted cub seems about to fall, his mother circles beneath him

And he is snatched up in her jaws.

She then begins the equally perilous journey back to the top.

Minutes later, they arrive and she gives the frightened creature a consoling lick on the head.

The dramatic rescue, captured by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot, was played out in

Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve.


 Isn’t that awesome!!






One response to “In celebration of World Animal Day, here is a lion rescue story”

  1. Devi Narayanan

    So touching!

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