As many of you know, with kids is never bored! But apparently this works for humans as well as wildlife. This family of lions from Washington National Zoological Park got a bit of drama in their lives when the fight between their father and one of his little cubs went too far.
He’s supposed to be the king of the jungle, but these pictures clearly show who’s in charge.It turns out that one of the seven cubs, the family had together, has tried to bite his dad’s tail in the attempt of getting some extra attention. However, her intentions didn’t go as planned as the majestic dad decided to learn her a lesson.
But the pair’s fun came to a dramatic halt after the mother arrived and bared her teeth in fury at the male.The male lion cowers his head as he is given an earful by a lioness after a playfight went too far. The father had pinned his daughter Lusaka to the ground in mock anger after the playful cub had repeatedly nipped his tail.
The remarkable images were recorded by amateur photographer Jennifer Lockridge. Luke, the male lion, had been pretending not to notice his offspring’s attentions, before joining in a playfight. Ms Lockridge, 42, said the spotted the drama during a visit.
“As the cubs get braver, they easily approach Luke wanting to entice him into the game.” I don’t think he realized he was biting his tail and he didn’t seem very upset. Lusaka has a habit of biting the tails of siblings as well as the adults.”
She said: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed watching this interaction and Luke has just recently been allowed to interact with his cubs. Wildlife refuge has a lion pride consisting of seven cubs from two mothers and Luke is the father of all the cubs.As the cubs get braver, they easily approach Luke wanting to entice him into the game. I don’t think he realized he was biting his tail and he didn’t seem very upset. Lusaka has a habit of biting the tails of siblings as well as the adults.”
“The particular cub, Lusaka, is particularly feisty. Lusaka is definitely a “daddy’s girl” and seems to be the most enamoured with her father.”
She said the way five-month-old Lusaka and her father played together reminded her of human parents and their children.