Even the most stoic of creatures may experience some degree of distress when confronted with the young of another species.
This, however, only scratches the surface of a mother lioness’s many admirable traits.
Spending time with large lions seems to be a frequent part of this animal handler’s life.
Karl’s heart is filled with joy whenever he visits the African zoo where he works to see his beloved lioness and her pups.
Karl seemed to be enjoying himself as he interacted with a lioness and her pups. The lion clearly adores Karl, as any doting owner would do with their pet.
Still, my anxiety spiked as soon as I saw Karl approaching the posterity.
However, the overprotective mother’s decision to let her human partner view her precious newborn offspring is both shocking and lovely. Also, not worrying about it at all.
Anyone with a sympathetic spot for animals would be astounded by the lioness and her watchman’s unbreakable bond of trust and loyalty.
The sight of them huddling together won my heart.
It’s up to you to be convinced that a peaceful pact of trust may be made between a human and a ferocious beast.