It was for some time that game ranger Reinhardt followed one of the pregnant lionesses at Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge in Manyoni Private Game Reserve, South Africa. He was determined to follow her every day in order not to miss where she would have her cubs.
Eventually she chose to settle in a cave situated on the river below the lodge where she gave birth. Reinhardt went there every day in the hopes that he would catch her outside of the den with her cubs – and his patience was eventually rewarded when he managed to capture the first sighting of the lioness and her cubs on camera!
Watch as the mother lioness grooms her cubs outside the den (© Reinhardt Erasmus)
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