9 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Snuggle A Lion — And One Reminder Not To!

There are few things more snuggle-able than a pride of lions dozing in the early morning sun. After a night of hunting, these South African lionesses were perfectly content to spend the morning napping with their cubs, waking only to make a funny face or to scope out their observers. After a number of mornings watching various prides, we were steps away from hopping into the pile of kittens ourselves, until a little cub reminded us not to…

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

 

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Photo by Lindsay Seegmiller

Just as we were about to step out of the truck, this fellow showed us just how sharp his tiny cub teeth were. This was a sufficient reminder that the jaws of a lioness really are something best avoided…


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