An unfortunate set of events for this young male cub lasted over a month until his last stand against these 2 Kruger males. The cub had been rejected from the southern pride and trailed them like a shadow for over a month. It had managed to scavenge some of the remains from the kills that the southern pride had made. On this particular morning, sick and injured, it limped its way towards the pride which lay about 200m from these 2 male lions. The cub called in agony, hoping for some sort of acceptance and response from the pride. Its vain attempt at acceptance caught the attention of these 2 male lions, which inevitably caused its death.The cub was met with extreme hostilityThe cub, clearly standing no chance against the male , tried its best.Immediate engagement from the maleThe second male shows interest, but plays hardly any part in the eventIntense powerHe holds his grip , finally ending the suffering the cub endured.He carrries the lifeless body off into a thicket.
This was one of the most intense things I have ever seen in the bush. This event, filled with mixed emotions was just a raw insight as to what happens in the life of lions, so I consider myself lucky to have witnessed this, however it was hard to watch as the cub stood no chance in his last few moments spent against some of the most powerful beasts on earth. The cub , if it had made it to adulthood, would of inevitably himself been a culprit in such an event.