This magical moment happened in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park while I was on safari. We had stumbled onto a group of five lion cubs between the ages of 4-6 months just before sunset. Their mothers were off hunting and the cubs were taking a much-needed break after a day full of exploring and childish antics. This cub in particular was feeling quite relaxed, though he still kept a close eye on us. He repeatedly lounged around, rolled onto his back, and then stared at us almost as if inviting us to head over and to give him a tummy scratch. His gaze was incredible and cut right to my core. Hands down some of my favorite moments from the Safari.
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