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66-year-old Trevor Lagerwall, a retired enthusiast of wildlife, captured this cute but also a worrisome scene during a trip to the Kruger National Park. Trevor shared the story and footage with LatestSightings.com.
Trevor was on the backend of a 7-day holiday in the Kruger Park, filled with amazing lion sightings. On their last day, it was still dark when they left Lower Sabie, driving slowly down the H4-2. They stopped when they saw another car, and guess what they saw? A group of 15 lion cubs huddled together—without any lioness in sight! Due to their age differences, these cubs looked like they were from four different litters.
The cubs looked to have been getting up to some mischief as they were all very energetic. And not having any parental guidance meant that anything goes! Some of the cubs, the adventurous ones, even climbed nearby trees!
Eventually, the cubs all stopped their antics and regrouped. But soon, they started wandering in small groups, exploring their surroundings. One older cub seemed to be watching over them, which was super cute but also made Trevor wonder why there were no adult lionesses around.
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As more cars arrived, Trevor moved his vehicle to allow others to witness this rare sight. And just as he thought the show was over, five of the little cubs had managed to sneak without being noticed closer to Trevor and popped up right next to his car!
Unfortunately, at this point it was time to leave, so with a slightly heavy heart and a very curious mind about what would happen to these cubs, Trevor left. Later that day, he learned from another visitor that the cubs continued their adventures throughout the day. But the tension rose when a herd of elephants neared the cubs. The visitor had to leave before seeing how this unfolded due to gate closing time approaching fast, leaving the story on a nail-biting cliffhanger!
It could be that these cubs were just left unattended for a longer period of time than usual and were just making the most of it. Otherwise, it could be a more tragic reality that something happened to their mothers, and now they were left stranded to fend for themselves. That is the reality of nature, the unpredictability, and the suspense of never knowing what happened next.