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Small Lions on the Elephant

  • June 16, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge

The two young lion cubs have grown dear to us and especially to Ranger “Captain Redbeard” Alasdair. He is always so happy when he finds the young cats somewhere out in the bush and sees how they grow up and that they are doing well. 

The cubs are also special to him because there hasn't been a lion birth in our region of Madikwe Reserve for many years. On a recent game drive there was an extremely remarkable sighting.

“We all had good laughs on the vehicle, although it was lso a bit disturbing, to be honest, there was this big, old elephant that had passed away and was lying on the ground. And there was the Lion Pride with the little ones playing and sunbathing on the giant elephant and posing in front of our cameras. The photos were pretty bizarre!" says Alasdair.

Take a look at the photos Alasdair was able to take at this special moment.