By Josie November 20th, 2023
Mothers of all species are superheroes, this is something we all know. Of course, this mother lion is no different and rescues her cub just in time before disaster strikes.
This rescue mission really tugs at my heartstrings, but what’s perhaps even cuter is the tiny little roar this cub lets out. Maybe it’s the lion version for “Mooooom”?
For the first few weeks of life, they are blind and utterly helpless, relying entirely on their mother for nourishment and safety.
This dependency gradually decreases but remains significant for about two years.
During this period, the mother teaches them essential survival skills such as hunting and social interaction within the pride.
The harsh reality of the animal kingdom is that many lion cubs do not survive to adulthood.
Cubs are vulnerable to attacks from hyenas, leopards, and even other lions.
Additionally, when a new male takes over a pride, he may kill the cubs to bring the females back into estrus.
The video shows a tiny lion cub, stranded on a steep river bank. Repeatedly slipping, it edges dangerously close to the water.
In response to its panicked roar, the mother lion swiftly arrives, carefully picks up the cub in her mouth, and safely transports it to where its anxious siblings await.
The stirring video of a mother lion rescuing her cub reminds us what we already know – we would be lost without our mothers