Baby Lion Pictures
Baby lion images make a wonderful addition to anyone's wilife portfolio. Baby lions - called "cubs", not kittens - are just as cute and cuddly as domestic kittens, so photos of them are sure to elicit more "oohs" and "aahs" than pictures of adult lions sleeping.
Adult lions spend 20 to 21 hours each day resting to conserve their energy for hunting, so in most cases don't provide great picture opportunities.
But baby lions are a different story and should you find a lion pride plus cubs when on safari, keep that camera ready.
Playful and Inquisitive
There will often be more than one cub in a litter (usually two to three per litter), meaning they have siblings to romp with. Females in the pride will also often conceive and have their young at more or less the same time (known as reproductive synchrony).
Lactating females will also suckle any of the pride's cubs, showing no favoritism for their own offspring.
If you find two or more lion cubs within a pride, it's fascinating watching them at play as they'll often be mimicking this attack behavior, stalking and grappling with each other as they instinctively learn how to bring down prey.
The cubs will also be seen clambering over their mothers or other lionesses in the pride as they try to get the dozing adults to join them in play.
For more on this, see also Lion Cubs Playing
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