Motherly love

I took so many photos of the lion cubs on the 22nd that I decided to categorize them. Adult lionesses would often syncronize their oestrus cycles with the effect that they would give birth at roughly the same time. They will then suckle each other’s cubs and the chances of the cubs surviving should theoretically be better. This is a classic example of this happening with 3 lionesses having 11 cubs between them and all 3 looking after the cubs as if they were all their own.

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