Visitors to the South Luangwa National Park have been blessed recently with heart-melting sightings of three little lion cubs, a real highlight of every African safari!
It is the latest offspring of South Luangwa’s iconic male lion coalition Ginger and Garlic, who share a rather extraordinary bond of brotherly love and actively breed and raise cubs in their conjoint territory.
As both male lions share the mating rights with females of their prides, it is hard to make conclusions of which lion is the biological father of the present litter. Both lions seem to tolerate and interact with the cubs in a gentle and non-threatening manner.
This is quite an unusual arrangement within the lion kingdom, as male lions are notorious to kill the offspring sired by other males in order to spread their own genetics.
Like all children, the South Luangwa cubs love to play and recently made for an amazing sighting when teasing their dad (or maybe step-dad?) Ginger, who couldn’t resist but joining the game.
Meanwhile, Garlic and the pride’s females were catching a snooze in the surrounding bushes.
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