Turkish wildlife photographer Burak Dogansoyal filmed lion cubs after a meal in Kenya’s famous Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve. The pride to which the cubs belonged had a prey dinner. After a heavy feast, one of the lion cubs amusingly collapsed on the ground, showing off his full belly.
The three lion cubs seen by the photographer were the same age – about 4-5 months old. Even though they had eaten very well, the little raptors were still able to play with each other and tumble around.
Mr. Dogansoyal said: “If there is anything cuter than a lion cub, it’s a cub with a full belly. Their bellies almost touch the ground when they are full and they seem to have a hard time carrying it around. Such a funny thing to watch. This cub is probably around four to five months old. Lion cubs start eating meat when they are around three months old. After the cub digested the meat, it played games with other cubs and did what most babies do… it harassed its mother. Although the numbers are declining, seeing lions is still relatively easy in Africa. But small cubs are a much more special encounter and always makes me happy.”