Lioness comforting her cub
Photo and caption by Devra Wolf
We were on a game drive through the Serengeti when we saw this lioness getting ready to cross the road with her cubs. As we got closer, we saw there was a puddle in the road from the rains a couple days ago. She actually stopped to drink water from the puddle, as her cubs continued across the road, and the jeeps lined up on either side of her to watch. This cub got separated from the others and started getting worried. When the lioness finished drinking, she "huffed" to her little one, calling him to her. When the cub came, she comforted him with a few licks.
Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania