Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Mother's Love

I received another amazing email just in time to share for Mother's Day.  I've titled this post "A Mother's Love" in honor of all mothers.
Clinging on for dear life to the side of a vertical cliff,
the tiny lion cub cries out pitifully for help.
His mother arrives at the edge of the precipice with
three other lionesses and a male.
The females start to clamber down together but
turn back daunted by the sheer drop.
Eventually one single factor determines
which of them will risk her life to save
the youngster - motherly love.
The drama begins:
The mother arrives at the edge of the cliff as her son
cries out for rescue after being trapped when he slipped
On the brink:
Four lionesses look over the edge before
aborting their rescue mission because of the sheer drop.
Slowly, agonizingly, the big cat edges her
way down towards her terrified son,
using her powerful claws to grip the crumbling cliff side.
One slip from her and both animals could end up
dead at the bottom of the ravine.
Just as the exhausted cub seems about to fall,
his mother circles beneath him
and he is snatched up in her jaws.
She then begins the equally perilous
journey back to the top. Minutes later,
they arrive and she gives the frightened
creature a consoling lick on the head.
The dramatic rescue, captured by wildlife photographer
Jean-Francois Largot, was played out in
Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve.
Amazing Photos!!!

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