(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) – This rather sizable lion pride from South Africa was seen here just lying and panting around after engorging themselves to a simply incapacitating level from a very convenient opportunity, where an old rhino had passed away.
His horn had been removed by game officials to render it unavailable to poachers and scavenging opportunists. Even though the pride can scarcely move, they certainly were not about to let a mangy old buzzard get even a nibble off this mountain of carnivorous pleasure.
With all the work that went into devouring only a fraction of the old beast, sometimes even the best parents just need a break. Problem is, it sure can be hard to find the space and time for a little afternoon siesta with rascally little cubs scheming and conspiring at nearly every juncture. These little rabble rousers had been patiently waiting for mom to drift off, just for the opportunity to hone their climbing skills, unsupervised.
But make no mistake about it, the alert and powerful mother to these little tikes, snoozes with one eye open!
Music in this episode performed on “FreeNote Gamelans” by Richard Cooke. Mr. Cooke’s music and instruments can be found at www.FreeNotes.net
FILM AND ARTICLE CREDITS
- Emerson Urry - Author, Narrator, Wildlife Videographer, Video Editor, Sound Editor, 3D Animator