Lioness: A Mothers Sorrow

Lioness A mothers sorrow

Lioness: A Mothers Sorrow

The above photo of a Lioness and her sorrow at the lose of her cub. The photo was taken by Marc MOL. He describes the photo as "This lioness carries off her dead 3 week old cub that had been trampled by buffalo, during the attack they sought shelter down a hole and she had been digging for over an hour in a vain attempt to rescue them, sadly she lost all 3 of her litter on this fateful evening.She carried this cub for over a kilometre before placing it in a dense thicket and then consuming it in some bizarre ceremony, why lions do this is still not really known. A sad event to witness and document, yet provides a powerful image."
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