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Lion Cubs Playing at Sunset | by virtualwayfarer
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Lion Cubs Playing at Sunset

It was about 30 minutes before sunset when we came upon this group of lion cubs. Some were about 4 months old, others about 6 months old. Their mothers were off hunting and had left them to relax lazily in the late afternoon sun.


They tolerated us with mild curiosity as we approach and then generally ignored us as they went back to their naps, games, and cute antics.


It was a truly magical experience.


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The Safari was led by Shenton Safaris ( and our guide, Kennedy, was absolutely incredible. My daily rate was adjusted in exchange for sharing my experiences.

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Taken on July 17, 2012