Lion Cubs Learn Stalking Skills
Baby lion cub (Panthera leo
) creeps up on its unsuspecting sibling as it learns the stalking skills it will need to survive as an adult,
Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana. © Scotch Macaskill
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (EOS Digital Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom; Focal Length: 200mm;
Aperture: F2.8; Shutter Speed: 1/320; ISO: 400
Did You Know? Litters of up to six baby lions (but usually one to four) are born at any time of year after a gestation of 110 days.
The mother initially conceals her cubs in dense cover or in a cave, away from the pride, before introducing them to the pride
when they're from one to two months old. The baby lions in this picture are probably six to eight weeks old.
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