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This local lioness in the Kruger National Park proved that a mother’s love spans rivers! After her cub floated astray, ‘Mama Lion’ wasted no time in getting her little one to safety, saving it from potentially drowning.


Kruger National Park, South Africa (23 March 2023) — The ‘Mama Bear’ (or rather ‘Mama Lion’) in all of us came out while watching Latest Sightings’ recent spotting that saw a tiny lion cub struggling against a flooding river’s flow.

In the video, a tiny cub in the Kruger National Park can be seen ambitiously attempting to imitate its mother’s ease in the water. Lion cubs are (traditionally) not celebrated for their swimming skills, however, little lion le Clos made a gallant effort to reach its mother.

The blink of an eye reunion soon saw the cub on the move once again—this time at a worrying pace.

However, Mama Lion wasted no time in going after her baby. With a gold medallist effort, she caught her little one; getting them both back to safety quickly.

Despite the little one appearing unable to get its head above the water during the rescue per Callum Robertson’s commentary, speed saved the day. Both mom and baby soon returned to their pride where the little tike was filmed enjoying some much-needed land.

Source: Latest Sightings / Facebook
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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