Cliffhanger! Lion cub cries out pitifully for help. Mum to the rescue!
Clinging for dear life to the side of a vertical cliff, a tiny lion cub cries out pitifully for help.
The drama begins: The mother arrives at the edge of the cliff with three other lionesses and a male, as her cub cries out for rescue after being trapped when he slipped
Three lionesses abort their rescue mission because of the sheer drop.
Slowly, agonizingly, the mother edges her way down, using her powerful claws to grip the crumbling cliff side.
Just as the exhausted cub seems about to fall, his mother circles beneath him and he is snatched up in her jaws.