Watch: A Rude Awakening for a Lioness on the Maasai Mara

If you’re not a morning person, you might empathise with the lioness in this video after she was rudely woken up by a lion.

The way this lion tip toes up to her is almost cartoon-like – it seems to conjure up images of a Tom and Jerry episode with Jerry creeping past Tom while he kips.

The owner of the video and guide Joshua Loonkushu told YouTube channel Kruger Sightings that the behaviour the male lion exhibits is unlike anything he’s ever seen before. He spotted the lions the day before on the Sand River on the Maasai Mara and decided to track them down with his guests the following day. Joshua and his guests got more than they bargained for.  To find out just what happens, watch the video below…

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Leigh Hermon

A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.

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