Lion Cub Gets a Bath
Lion cub (Panthera leo) clearly doesn't enjoy his mother's attention to hygiene. This hunting group consisted of 2 lioness, a yearling male lion, and 3 6-month old cubs. They had killed a waterbok over-night, and were feeding on the kill when we came upon them. The cubs, although wearing more of the meat than eating it, were actively trying to gnaw at the carcass. When they got tired of that they nursed. Here you can see one of them nursing in the background. Mom was just trying to keep this little guy up-front relatively clean. Masai Mara, Kenya.