Clinging on for dear life to the side of a vertical cliff, the tiny lion cub cries out pitifully for help. 

His mother arrives at the edge of the precipice with three other lionesses and a male. The 
females start to clamber down together but turn back daunted by the sheer drop. Eventually 
one single factor determines which of them will risk her life to save the youngster -motherly love. 


The drama begins: The mother arrives at the edge of the cliff as her son 
cries out for rescue after being trapped when he slipped 

 On the brink: Four lionesses look over the edge before aborting their rescue mission 
because of the sheer drop 

Slowly, agonizingly, the big cat edges her way down towards her terrified son, using 
her powerful claws to grip the crumbling cliff side. 

Just as the exhausted cub seems about to fall, his mother circles beneath him and 
he is snatched up in her jaws. 
She then begins the equally perilous journey back to the top. 
Minutes later, they arrive and she gives the frightened creature a consoling lick on the head. 

The dramatic rescue, captured by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot, was 
played out in Kenya 's Masai Mara game reserve. 


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