Baby animals, like children, have a sort of magnet for the things they shouldn’t do. Whether we’re talking about our puppies and kittens or wild animals, the little ones are all the same – they’re always looking for new experiences, even if they may endanger their lives. This time, it was a lion cub who was the one who had to learn the hard way!
A wildlife photographer captured the exact moment a poor lion cub fell out of a tree in a series of hilarious photos. Though the scene makes viewers laugh, it is extremely painful for the cute little thing. According to his reaction, as soon as he touches the ground, he regrets it and runs to his protective father for comfort.
The moment was captured on film at Kenya’s Kicheche Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The cub apparently climbed up a tree to get some rest, but it wasn’t the most brilliant decision.
Suddenly, he lost his balance and threw himself to the ground!
“I’m always excited about what might happen,” the 47-year-old Paris-based photographer told CATERS. “The morning I took this shot was very special. We could see the small cub sitting on the tree branches as we got closer to the tree.”
Sonia Rousseau, a wildlife photographer, was in the right place at the right time to capture the moment on camera!
“It was hanging off the tree by his front legs after a few seconds, then fell onto all fours and ran over to his father for comfort,” the French photographer said.
The cub is then shown receiving some affection from his protective father!