Lions: They’re just like us?

These are probably some of my favorite pictures from Kruger. They’re not particularly spectacular (none of my pictures are, anyway), but I love the story behind them.

We came across these lions on our morning game drive. It’s a juvenile couple, as you can see, the lion’s mane hasn’t grown out yet to a Mufasa-like fullness.

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They sat like this for a few minutes, watching us watch them. Then the lion got up and left,

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leaving the lioness. Who didn’t really care (you go, girl.)

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The lion went on his way, alone.

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And then he looked back, noticed that the lioness wasn’t with him, and proceeded to have a lion tantrum. He grumbled and growled until the lioness got up and joined him.

Which she reluctantly did.

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And, after a bit of play-fighting, together at last…

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I’m sure this type of scene has played out between every boyfriend-girlfriend, husband-wife, brother-sister, parent-child… So… Lions, they’re just like us?

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