Lion feasting on an elephant in Botswana.

25th Dec 2018
Photo of Lion feasting on an elephant in Botswana. by Monali Pathak
Day 1

On Christmas we came across a pride of Lions,around 11 in Savuti.
They were feasting on a dead elephant.

The King Father seemed to relish the first share of the meat , he took a tender part of the elephant  and made himself a nice dining area under the tree.

Whereas the lioness protected her cubs. She came closer to the dead elephant, did a check on the blood of the dead elephant to make sure that it is safe for her cubs.

We were in awe of the whole situation as we really dint expect this action to be happening just few metres away from us.