You little pest by: Mark Dumbleton - Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Parents are regularly having their patience tested by mischievous children and it seems this is also the case in the animal world.This lion cub was clearly in a playful mood when she decided to jump on her mother’s back.The fun-loving youngster, about two months old, jumped on her mum and playfully sunk her teeth into her. The female adult lion, thought to be about five years old, mostly contained her annoyance. But one of her cub’s nips was clearly a bit too hard and, as these pictures show, the mother appears to roar out in pain.
I love seeing people walking by with little smiles on their face because something small happened that made them happy. Maybe they got a cute text, maybe they got laid, maybe they killed a man. You will never know.