An afternoon game drive at Kwara Camp in Botswana introduced us to the mmaLito pride with 3 cubs. The cubs are the first known litter for the 4 Marsh Boys who saw off the famous coalition of 7. MmaLito pride had just taught the cubs to cross deep water risking ‘flatdogs’ and flooding.
Once they forded the channel the cubs got frisky and started playing tackling each other. One brave cub sneaked onto the high ground of a termite mount and launched himself when his mom was passing by. The mother simply ignored him, as if he was some fly bothering her. The cub hitched a ride, lost grip and fell backward. Hunting practise starts early and the little guys learn the tough way.
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