When we hear about lions we think of the king of the jungle, but when this lioness comes across an easy meal she makes a suprising decision.
We have seen some of the craziest wild animal videos and stories come out of the African wilderness but this one is a story of a different nature. A lioness comes across an easy meal in the form of an injured baby bat-eared fox and then makes a series of decisions that will amaze you.
In these first few pictures, taken at Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve, you will see a lion, the lioness, and her cubs as they stumble across the wounded baby bat-eared fox. Notice how scared it looks as it tries in vain to scare the lion away.
Suddenly the male lion decides that he is hungry and wants to take advantage of the easy meal just waiting in the road and takes a notion to go for it. It’s at this point that the lioness’ motherly instinct kicks in and she decides to save the injured young animal.
She then proceeded to care for the fox until he was well enough to make his own way and he finally wandered off.
It’s so nice to see that at least in some small occurrences, even in nature a child in need can be helped and given protection. Hopefully we can all learn a lesson from this and help someone in need the next time we have the chance.
Images via Boredom Therapy
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