These lions and cubs of Olare Motorogi Conservancy (Maasai Mara) were filmed by our safari guide Meshack Sayialel whilst he was out on a game drive with guests from Porini Lion Camp.
The adult lions have caught a young Thomson’s Gazelle and have brought it – still alive – back to the cubs in order for them to practice their hunting skills. This style of “hands-on” education is more commonly associated with cheetahs, but it is very rarely seen in lions.
It is wonderful to see these lions relaxing and finding time for play. This could only happen where they feel safe and when there is plenty of food. Olare Motorogi and other wildlife conservancies in Kenya provide large areas of protected wilderness beyond the boundaries of the busy National Parks for many of Africa’s endangered animals.