While their injured mother recovers, the lion dad struggles to care for the cubs.

Taking care of your children is a difficult task for any parent, and it appears that not only people, but even animals, must bear this load. But no one illustrates that more convincingly than this unfortunate lion father. This regal lion, a father of five, may be the ruler of the jungle, but when it comes to parenting, he appears as helpless as his prey!

In a series of very comical photographs, a lion was captured on video anxiously trying to look after his rambunctious pups while their mother was abroad. Despite his best efforts, the male named Singa is not nearly as dictatorial with his young charges as he is with the rest of the pride. He’s getting a headache from the five mischievous cubs.

The incident occurred at the Pakawi Park Zoo in Belgium, where the lion was forced to take up parenting duties after the cubs’ mother, JJ, was bitten by another lioness and was sent to the zoo’s medical facilities for treatment. Despite the fact that she only had minor injuries, she is required to stay away from the cubs for a few days.

Singa seldom tries to do the mother’s job, but he’s struggling! Wildlife photographer Linda Smit photographed the moment!

For a few weeks, the mother had to be isolated from her pups to recuperate. As a result, dad had to look after them, “the photographer explained. “He was attempting to lift them, as the mother would, in order to carry them to a safer location.” He didn’t have the abilities or knowledge to raise them properly as a man.

After nearly a week, JJ was totally recovered, and she was reunited with her cubs, who were overjoyed to see their mother again. But, to be honest, I’m not sure who was happier: the cubs or their father?

Linda Smit
Linda Smit

 

 

 

Linda Smit
Linda Smit

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