While visiting the central Kalahari nature reserve in Botswana, a group of visitors came across pride in black. There were two lionesses, a mother with three cubs and a male lion. Suddenly they heard a cry of alarm and discovered the presence of a fox with a conspicuous ear surrounded by black. Graham Dyer was in the wildlife photography group. In the end he caught one of the lionesses who did an amazing thing!
ONE LIONESS WAS ATTEMPTING TO CATCH THE BAT-EARED FOX AND INJURED HIM IN THE PROCESS.
THE MALE THOUGHT HE MIGHT GET SOME FOOD, BUT DID NOT WANT TO GET BITTEN.
THE MOTHER LIONESS AND HER CUBS WERE CURIOUS ABOUT THE FOX. BUT INSTEAD OF DOING AWAY WITH THE FOX SHE DECIDED TO PROTECT IT INSTEAD.
MAYBE SHE TOOK PITY ON THE FOX BECAUSE HE LOOKED LIKE ONE OF HER CUBS?
WHEN THE MALE LION GOT TOO CLOSE, THE MOTHER LIONESS LUNGED AT HIM, GETTING HIM TO BACK OFF FROM THE FOX.
SHE LAY NEAR THE FOX GUARDING HIM FROM THE MALE.
EVENTUALLY, THE MALE LION BECAME DISINTERESTED. THE LIONESS LET THE FOX REST NEAR HER CUBS.
SOON, THE PRIDE LEFT THE FOX TO SEARCH FOR FOOD. THE FOX WAS LEFT ALONE AND SEEMED A BIT STUNNED. MAYBE HE WAS SHOCKED HE HAD SURVIVED!
ALTHOUGH IT HAD FIRST APPEARED HE HAD A BROKEN BACK OR PELVIS, THE SAFARI GOERS NOTICED THAT FOX GOT UP ON HIS HIND LEGS AND WALKED AWAY.
What an amazing wildlife encounter! If you think so too, share it with your friends and family!