Mother Lion Risks Her Life To Save Her Baby In A Dramatic Rescue

The dramatic rescue of a lion cub by his mother was witnessed by a wildlife photographer. The newborn lion cub threw himself off the edge of a cliff. Fortunately, the cub did not plummet to the ground.His mother and three other female lions, as well as one male lion, rushed over the edge to see what had happened as he cried out in terror and panic. The lions attempted to descend the cliff at first, but quickly realized that it was too steep and dangerous to reach the cub.

alk about a photo shoot of a life time. Recently in Kenya’s Masai Mara game preserve in Africa, wild-life photographer, Jean-Francois Largot happened to be at the right place at the right time when he witnessed the dramatic rescue of a lion cub by his mother. Sadly a baby lion cub had fallen over the edge of a very sheer cliff. Luckily the cub became caught so that he didn’t fall straight to the bottom of the cliff.

As he cried out in fear and panic, his mother and 3 other female lions plus one male lion rushed to look over the edge to determine what had happened. At first the lions tried to climb down the cliff but soon realized that it was too steep and dangerous to climb down to the cub.

But as her baby continued to cry out in terror for her it was the mother lion who began once again to try to reach her cub. Slowly and very agonizingly she used her powerful claws to grip the crumbling side of the cliff as she inched her way down. One slip on her part and both she and her baby could end up at the bottom of the cliff. Right as her exhausted baby seems to be about to fall, the female reaches him and grabs him up in her powerful jaws.