Mom rescues lion cub

This rescue, captured by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot, was played out in Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve. Despite the presence of wardens to deter poachers, day-to-day life can be dangerous.


Lion cub hanging on for dear life on the side of a vertical cliff.


His mother arrives at the edge of the precipice with three other lionesses and a male.

The females start to clamber down together but are daunted by the sheer drop.


Mon inches her way down towards her son...


...and grabs him.


All is well.

Mom rescues lion cub Last update: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:46:41 -0400