While the cute little guy watched,
there was much stretching............
as the lionesses got ready to
hunt. They spotted a giraffe with a young one and began to stalk.
This one twitched and inched forward.
The mother giraffe saw exactly what
was going on and left the baby in place--we couldn't see the young one well
enough to take a picture--and very boldly moved way around to the side of the
lions to distract them.
Most of the lionesses watched the
big giraffe, but this one never took her eyes off the baby.
The giraffe really tried to get
their attention off her calf.
Suddenly, the lioness got up and
started rapidly towards the baby.
When the mother giraffe saw this
and realized that her ploy wasn't working, she ran back to the baby and together
they ran away into the thicker bush. We were happy for the giraffes, but
sad for the lions.
The pride all got together again
and went on farther.