The lion is one of the world’s coldest predators, but the touching images of a lion father meeting his cubs for the first time will give us a different perspective on this animal.
The meeting of the father and the lion took place at the Oregon Zoo (USA). Although the cubs Kamali, Zalika and Angalia are 6 months old, this is the first time they have met their father.
At first, when he first saw the lion cub, the lion father Zawadi roared to show his majesty as to imply “I am the ruler here”. But then, seemingly aware of his role as a father, Zawadi became gentle, despite the lion cub playing and teasing.
Laura Weiner, the zookeeper here, said: “At first, he was surprised, but then he gradually became more patient. After a few minutes, the lion cubs swarmed him.”