Baby lion with sleeping mother
Baby lion tries to persuade its sleeping mother to play,
Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana. © Scotch Macaskill
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (EOS Digital Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom; Focal Length: 300mm;
Aperture: F5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/400; ISO: 400
Did You Know? Lions are the only true social cats, living in prides that are based on a matriarchal social structure with females forming close,
usually life-long bonds. Females within a pride will nurse each other's cubs, known as allo-suckling.
Males do not help raising the baby lions and play no role in providing food for them. Training to hunt is also the responsibility of the mother.
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